Army 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson II
May We Never Forget, Freedom Isn’t Free
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!
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.
SEMPER FIDELIS, ALWAYS FAITHFUL
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.