Army 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson II

May We Never Forget, Freedom Isn’t Free

15th Anniversary

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On Saturday, April 13, 2019 we honored Rob’s memory with a variety of activities throughout the day and evening.  All proceeds from the day’s events donated to AMVETS Post #130, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Thank you to everyone who participated in any way to make this memorial event a huge success!

Golf Scramble - Paul Walker Golf Course
Raised $7,298.

SOLD OUT! Rob grew up playing golf at Paul Walker Golf Course with his Dad, so what a fitting place to hold his memorial golf scramble.

Memorial Ride Hosted By Vette City Iron Rockets

Aviation Park, Kickstands up 2:00 PM, ending at Spillway BG. $10 per bike, $15 with passenger

Evening Entertainment - Spillway BG
Raised $1,356 at door.
Raised $2291.20 through raffle, t-shirt sales, general donations.

4 amazing bands - 4 distinct sounds: C4 - Boomstik - Jacob Needham & The Blue Trees - No Deceit. Raffle drawing during evening event.

April 17, 2004

April 17, 2019 will mark 15 years since Rob was taken from us in Iraq.
He sacrificed himself so that others could live.

Henderson was killed on April 17th in Iraq when the military truck convoy he was traveling in was attacked near the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah.

Henderson is the second Kentucky Army National Guardsman to die in combat since the start of the war in Iraq. He is the first officer to be killed in combat since the Korean War.

At the time of his death, Henderson was assigned as a platoon leader in the Owensboro-based Detachment 1, 2123rd Transportation Company.

The 2123rd, a Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) truck unit, was mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom in December 2003 and deployed to Southwest Asia in January 2004.


Army 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson II’s sacrifice for our Country will never be forgotten, nor will our love for Rob Henderson…the man who gave so much for all of us.

Handwritten Notes

Written by those who attended the funeral service for Rob. Each and every message has meant so much to our family.

Government Letters

The support from elected officials and the military forever captured in the written words contained within these letters.

Newspaper Articles

From local news reports to military publications, his family saved each of these in his memory. Read the full collection here.

Photo Gallery

A collection of photos including prior to Rob's departure for deployment, military photos, family photos, photos with his military family and funeral photos.

The Ancient Order of Saint Christopher

This award is given to those who have served the Transportation corps with dignity and pride. Awarded posthumously.

KY Committee Resolution

The KY General Assembly's Committee on Seniors, Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection adopted this Resolution honoring Rob Henderson.

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