FIRST LIEUTENANT LEWIS GEORGE HENRY; U.S. ARMY

September 13, 1917 (Brooklyn, NY) – June 27, 1944; 26 years old
Married to the former Janice Marie Sanderson (1919-2004) June 21, 1941 in Norwalk One daughter, Jane
Last local address: 6 Fremont Place, Norwalk
Enlisted September 8, 1941
Service number: O-1013072
1ST ARMORED DIVISION, 13TH ARMORED REGIMENT

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (3 time recipient).


Brother John Arnaud Henry died of wounds received in France during World War I.



From The Norwalk Hour July 18, 1944

Mrs. Janice Sanderson Henry, R.N. of 9 Byington Place received a telegram yesterday from the War Department, notifying her of the death of her husband, Captain Lewis George Henry, in a section of Italy on June 27. Captain Henry was with the First Armored Division (Tank Corps) and had been overseas nearly 18 months. He participated in the African campaign and was wounded in the Battled of Mateur, for which he received the Purple Heart Medal. Early in June, on the advance on Rome, as a lieutenant, he took over the command when his Captain was seriously wounded. H was also slightly wounded, and in his last letter home (written four weeks ago and received recently) he said he had been promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain. Captain Henry had also been decorated with the Oak Leaf Cluster. He was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky for the greater part of his training following his entry into the service on September 8, 1941. He had been employed prior to that time at the American Machine and Foundry Company in Bridgeport.


Lt Henry is buried at Florence American Cemetery, Italy; Plot D, Row 12, Grave 32.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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