An IED claimed the life of SFC Christopher Dale Henderson, 35, of Hillsboro, Oregon on June 17, 2007 in Panjway, Afghanistan. Henderson was a member of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Transistion Team) of Fort Riley, Kansas, part of the training team for the Afghan soldiers. Also killed were Capt Joshua E Steele, 26, of North Henderson, Illinois, SFC John M Hennen, 26, of Vinton, Louisiana and an Afghan interpreter.
SFC Christopher Dale Henderson is a son of Oregon. He attended Glencoe High School where he competed in track and field events. He enlisted in the Army after high school and made his life and career in the Army. He was based at Fort Lewis prior to his deployment with Task Force Phoenix. He attended Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and was a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
SFC Christopher Henderson is survived by his wife, Jennifer, 8-year-old daughter, Kayley, mother, Cindy, twin sister, Athena Gordon and father, Jim.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the members of his unit at this difficult time. We will ever be grateful for all you have done to keep us safe and free.