WASHINGTON – A family from Chautauqua County may soon see one of their relatives get the recognition he deserves for serving his country.
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Wednesday announced that he is introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to enshrine the names of 74 Americans on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – including one with ties to our area.
Schumer explained that these Americans bravely served their country during the Vietnam War and died tragically in a war-related training exercise in the South China Sea.
Among those who perished was Terry Lee Henderson, who was born in Buffalo and whose family still lives in Chautauqua County.
Schumer said their combat-related service deserves acknowledgment upon the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. In June 2015 he urged the U.S. Navy Secretary to give full consideration to this request, which was met with a favorable reply.