Veteran of the Week: Lt. Col. Walter Lee Henry

By MELANIE POOLE / Special to the Reporter

The Veteran of the Week is sponsored by the National Veterans Shrine and Register of Honor at the American Village — honoring America’s veterans and telling the stories of their service and sacrifice for the cause of liberty.

“The American Village is pleased to join the Shelby County Reporter in recognizing Lt. Col. Walter Lee Henry as Veteran of the Week,” American Village founder and CEO Tom Walker said. “He is representative of the hundreds of thousands of Alabamians who have risked it all for the sake of our country and its freedom. To all veterans we owe a debt we can never fully repay.”

Visit the website, Veteransregisterofhonor.com, today and add your loved ones to the Register of Honor. Help us honor, recognize, respect and remember our country’s veterans.

Here are highlights about this week’s Veteran of the Week: Walter Lee Henry is a native of Fort Mitchell, AL. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he received his commission in 1989. He served for almost 22 years as an Army Field Artillery Officer. His duty assignments included 6th IN Division (Arctic Light), Anchorage, AK, 1st IN Mech. DIV (Big Red One), Fort Riley, KS, 2nd IN DIV, South Korea, V Corps, Heidelberg, GE, 1st AD, Giessen, GE and Hanau, GE, FORCOM, ATL, GA, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA and TRADOC. Lt. Col. Henry also served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is pictured here with guards in Falluja, Iraq. Lt. Col. Henry is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Melanie Poole is Communications Officer for the American Village and can be reached at MPoole@americanvillage.org.