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Autogiro Pilot Ned D. Henderson

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1945

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Reflections for Autogiro Pilot Ned D. Henderson

My father was Joseph Claude Henderson and I remember his telling me of his and Ned's exploits on the farm they grew up on in Waco, TX. He also told me how he died when his gyro opted got caught in some high lines. I was about ten years old when he told me the stories but I never forgot them. Years later when I was about 19 years old I was working at the Tulsa, OK airport and happened to come across a couple of young Texas Border Patrolmen. I mentioned my Uncle Ned to them and they said they had read about him in school!

Claudia Seversen

May 13, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2011

As I look at the faces of the men and women here, I see the faces of my co-workers. I can imagine each of them shooting the bull and swapping war stories at choir practice as the meat sizzles on the grill. I see them laughing, pranking and teasing their fellow agents, as we often do when we relieve stress. I wish that each of them were still here to share the good times.

And I feel compelled to look at each of the faces here and remember…to remember that each of them made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country and we should NEVER forget them or their service.

Too often the sacrifices of those who serve our country are overlooked or casually dismissed by the very public they served so selflessly. But WE should never forget them…each and every one of them. May they each rest in peace eternally in God’s loving embrace.

SBPA James Doran
US Border Patrol

July 22, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

I wanted to remind you and your family that we do not forget our own.

SPA Thomas K. Kimbriels

November 28, 2006

Pilot Henderson,
On today, the 61st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol.

A fellow BPA


November 18, 2006

Rest in peace brother.


November 18, 2004

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