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Miles P Henderson


U.S. Army


BALAD, IRAQ 11/06/2006

Miles was born Jan. 28, 1982, in Amarillo to Brad and Terry Henderson. He was a 2000 graduate of Canadian High School. He was a scholar who hated school but was salutatorian of his class. He loved the camaraderie of his friends more than anything. He had a huge heart full of compassion and drive. He worked harder to accomplish his goals than anyone else. Always almost the smallest player in the district, he fought to be the biggest encourager for his football teammates. Miles then attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. His attendance there lasted until his ski lift ticket expired. From the summer of 1997 until he joined the Army, Miles worked for Amarillo Artificial Limb and Brace, employed by two terrific friends, Chad Mason and Don Marks. Along with their families, they loved and mentored Miles during his employment with them.

From there Miles enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 2003. He enlisted because he loved God, his family and his country and was proud and honored to serve each. He worked extremely hard to qualify for flight school and was very proud of what he was doing. Miles flew an AH-64 D Apache Longbow with the 82nd Airborne. He served in the Wolf Pack Squadron in the current war with Iraq. Anyone who knew Miles, knew he loved the Lord with all his heart. He was baptized March 1, 1992, in Midland, Mich. Thus, it is no surprise he was an active member of First Christian Church.

Miles married Artis Chester on July 1, 2006, in Fort Meyers Beach, Fla.

He leaves behind his parents, his sister and his wife and a host of family and friends who love and miss him, but know that now, especially now, in heaven, his motto- “No Worries” is absolutely true.


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