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Arthur Eugene Henn
Vice Admiral, United States Coast Guard
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For Immediate Release Chief Frank Dunn
March 30, 2001 (202) 267-1900

18th Coast Guard Vice Commandant dies

Vice Admiral Arthur Eugene (Gene) Henn, 60, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1994 to 1996, died on March 28, 2001 in Tampa, Florida, and will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on April 11, 2001 at 9 a.m.

"Vice Admiral Henn was an internationally recognized authority in maritime safety and environmental protection," said Admiral James M. Loy, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. "He headed United States delegations to the International Maritime Organization for more than 20 years."

Vice Admiral Henn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 5, 1940. A 1962 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, his assignments included serving as Operations and Engineering Officer on the Coast Guard cutter Chincoteague; Captain of the Port and Group Commander in New York; and Chief of the Operations Division and Chief of Staff for the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans.

Vice Admiral Henn was selected for flag rank in 1987, and served as Commander of the Maintenance and Logistics Command in the Atlantic Area. Prior to becoming Vice Commandant, he was Chief of the Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He retired from the Coast Guard in July, 1996.

His many military awards include two Distinguished Service Medals, Legion of Merit and two Meritorious Service Medals. 

Vice Admiral Henn is survived by his wife, Susan, also of Cincinnati, and two grown children, David and Jennifer. The Henn family requests donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Hospice Foundation of America, 777 17th Street, Suite 401, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

DATE OF BIRTH: 06/05/1940
DATE OF DEATH: 03/28/2001

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Posted:  25 July 2001 Updated: 15 February 2003  Updated: 14 September 2005
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