Lee  E.  Henry  
  Rank, Service
Sergeant E-5,  U.S. Army
  Veteran of:
U.S. Army 1966-1969
U.S. Army Reserve 1969-1972
Cold War 1966-1972
Vietnam War 1967-1968 (POW)

Lee Henry was born in 1946 in Louisiana. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 4, 1966, and completed basic training at Fort Ord, California, in June 1966. Pvt Henry next attended Army Seaman training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, from June to August 1966, followed by service as a Boatswain with the 5th Transportation Company at Fort Eustis from August 1966 to February 1967, and then deployed to South Vietnam with the 5th Transportation Company from February 1967 until he was captured in Cambodia and taken as a Prisoner of War while serving aboard the landing craft LCU-1577 on July 17, 1968. After spending 156 days in captivity, Sgt Henry was released by his Cambodian captors on December 19, 1968. He was briefly hospitalized to recover from his injuries at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and then left active duty on January 23, 1969, receiving an honorable discharge from the Army Reserve on April 3, 1972.

The Soldier's Creed:

I am an American Soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.




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