Veteran of the Week: Cpl. James C. Hendrick

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 Corporal James C. Hendrick 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.”

Cpl. James C. Hendrick is being recognized as this week’s Veteran of the Week. (Contributed)

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: Cpl. James C. Hendrick was born in 1891. He served in Company D, 167th Infantry of the U.S. Army in the First World War. He was killed in action on July 26, 1918. His remains were returned to the United States on June 19, 1921 and consigned to Mrs. Lulu Hendrick of Montevallo, Alabama.