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William Henry Henderson, Jr.

Steward's Mate, First Class, Navy

Born: August 18, 1917
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: September 15, 1943
Died In: southeast of San Cristobal Island
Awards: Purple Heart

Steward’s Mate First Class Henderson served aboard the USS Wasp CV-7 when it was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-19.

Before the war, he was employed as a porter for WRVA.

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