Charles Herbert Henderson was born in Mascott, Tennessee on 6 November 1918. He was the son of Dr Charles Herbert Henderson and Vada Myrtle Stonecipher. He attended the University of Tennessee between 1936 and 1938 and the University of Virginia between 1938-1939.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 1 July 1944
Lt. (jg) Charles H. Henderson Jr., former U-T student and son of Dr. and Mrs. C.H. Henderson of Bonny Blue, Va., has been killed in action in the European theater, presumably in the invasion operations. The parents were notified by the War Department of his death. The young physician entered Naval service only about five months ago, and visited relatives and friends here about two months ago, shortly before he went overseas. Mrs. Martin Johns, of Holston Drive is a sister. Lt. Henderson, 26, was born at Mascot and the family also lived for several years at Eagan. He completed his pre-medical work at U-T here, was graduated from University of Virginia Medical College. He went to the Navy after completing his internship at Emory University Hospital at Atlanta. Young Henderson attended Greenbrier, (W.V.), Military Academy where he made “Straight A’s in his courses, and got his letter in football, baseball and basketball. The father is a former chairman of Lee County Board of Supervisors and of the County War Bond Committee.

  • Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 November 1918
  • Date of death: 12 June 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Mascot
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: Medical Corps
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Bottom Panel
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