Virginia Heroes

William Rachel Henson

Motor Machinist's Mate, Second Class, Navy

Born: May 26, 1925
Hometown: Buena Vista, VA
Entered: November 10, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 12, 1944
Died In: South Pacific
Awards: Purple Heart

Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Henson was serving aboard USS LST-626 tank landing ship at the time of his death. His name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines. Before the war, he was employed by Philip Morris Tobacco Company in Richmond, Virginia.

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