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Thyrone L. Henderson
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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From a contemporary press report:

Thyrone L. Henderson, 60, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who served from 1987 to 1998 as deputy director of military science for the D.C. Public Schools, died of lung cancer August 27, 1999 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Springfield, Virginia.

He served in the Army from 1961 to 1987. An armor officer, he served in Europe, Japan and Okinawa and spent three tours in Vietnam. He last assignment, before retiring from active duty, was with the Army Review Board in Crystal City.

Colonel Henderson, who had maintained a home in the Washington area since 1982, was a native of Lexington, Kentucky. A physical education graduate of Central State University in Ohio, he received a master's degree in public administration from Western Kentucky University.

He was a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, the Retired Officers Association and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. 

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Doris G. Henderson of Springfield; two daughters, Zandra Henderson Hare of Centreville and Veronika Henderson Guerrero of Salinas, Calif.; his mother; a brother; and a grandchild.


HENDERSON, THYRONE L., LTC, US ARMY (Ret.)

On Friday, August 27, 1999. Loving husband of Doris G. Henderson; loving father of Zandra Lorraine Henderson-Hare and Veronika Henderson Guerrero; son of Virginia B. Henderson; brother of Reginald B. Henderson; grandfather of Ryan Christian Hare. Interment Arlington National Cemetery.


HENDERSON, THYRONE LEE
LTC   US ARMY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/04/1961 - 01/31/1987
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/23/1938
DATE OF DEATH: 08/27/1999
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/02/1999
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2727-2LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Combat Infantryman's Badge
 


Updated: 26 November 2000 Updated: 7 March 2003  Updated: 26 December 2004 Updated: 3 November 2005
Silver Star Medal

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal - 2 Awards

Purple Heart Medal
 

TL Henderson Gravesite PHOTO December 2004

T. L. Henderson Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004