Alva Dean Henthorn

Corporal
HHD, 58TH TRANS BN, 34TH SPT GRP, 1 LOG CMD
Army of the United States
26 November 1947 - 06 June 1968
Columbus, OH
Panel 59W Line 004

1 LOG CMD

34TH SPT GRP
National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Alva Dean Henthorn

Alva, one of my classmates, joined the class of 1966 for his senior year at Portland High School in Portland, Indiana. I can't remember what brought him to our class, but he came from Columbus, Ohio. You will not even find his picture or name in the index of The Typhoon, our yearbook. Our class lost two members to the Vietnam War and we have remembered them on our class website. After graduation we went off to college, a job, or the war. Returing veterans came home with little recognition. Our war dead are little remembered except by family or friends. On November 8, 2002 I had a unique opportunity to remember the sacrifice Alva made for the United States of America and the cause of freedom around the world. I was honored to fly a Vietnam veteran UH-1 Huey helicopter on a flight celebrating the soldiers of that war, the journey their families and friends travel as they cope with grief and loss. Our class yearbook, The Typhoon, was tucked under my seat to remember those times and our loss of Alva. His name or picture may not be in the book, but his memory is in this soldier's mind and heart.


Virtual Wall Note

Alva Dean Henthorn,
husband of Deborrah Allen Henthorn,
is buried in the Saint Joseph Cemetery,
Columbus, Ohio.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
High School classmate,
James S. Morrical, CW4 (Ret)
armycw4ret@aol.com 
17 Nov 2002



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 11/17/2002