Nelson Page Henry

First Sergeant
Army of the United States
13 June 1930 - 28 October 1967
Crossville, Tennessee
Panel 28E Line 091



Bronze Star, Purple Heart (3 awards), Air Medal, Army Good Conduct (multiple), National Defense (2 awards), Korean Service, Vietnam Service, UN Service, RoK War Service, RVN Campaign


The database page for Nelson Page Henry

17 Aug 2004

I had only known you for a short time,
but it was long enough to gain a powerful bit of information.
It carried me through tough times,
it carried me through sad times,
hell, it helped me make it through times
when I didn't know if I could make it at all.
My father's memory is the source of my inspiration
to live life to the fullest every day.
I will always remember
and never forget that you gave it your all
so we could live life free.

Your son, Steve

08 Aug 2007

I am trying to contact Steven Henry, son of First Sergeant Nelson Page Henry. We remember your Daddy very well, we also remember your Mother, Johnnie, your sister Connie and you Steve. You and Connie were both born while we lived next door to you at Fort McCampbell. We have visited the Vietnam Memorial when it was in our area and traced your Daddy's name from the Wall. It is a memorial we will always keep. I would love to be able to contact all of you. Our email address is glenndmarya@at& You have been "talking" to our son, Glenn D. Hester Jr. We are so happy that he has found you. Please contact us, Mary Agnes and Dick Hester

From a friend,
W-2 Glenn D. Hester
708 9th Avenue N E, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265

25 Jan 2008

I served with the 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Div at Fort Campbell between 1962-1965. I knew PSgt Nelson for a while. He was an outstanding airborne soldier. He made Division Soldier of the Year in 1963, presented by Maj Gen Critz on24 October 1963. I found this memorial while browsing. I just wanted to say "he's remembered well" and let his family and friends know that he was an outstanding paratrooper.

From a friend,
Charles T. Massie

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 2/327th Infantry, lost two men on 28 Oct 1967 - Company Commander Captain Antonio M. Mavroudis of New York, NY, and First Sergeant Nelson P. Henry. 1stSgt Henry was awarded the Bronze Star and his third Purple Heart for the actions which led to his death.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
Steve Henry

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Aug 2004
Last updated 03/16/2008