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SGT Charles F. Henry went home to be with the Lord on October 13, 2011. He passed away in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Charles was born November 20, 1984 in Enid, Oklahoma to Fredrick and Linda Henry. He graduated from Mary Walker High in Springdale, WA where he met his wrestling coach and mentor, Kyle Dodge. It was in high school where he met his best friend and wife to be, Heaven Spiry. It was also during his senior year that he signed up for the Marines. On December 11, 2004 Charles and Heaven were married in Springdale by Pastor Sonny Clemmer while Charles was home from basic training. After graduating the school of infantry, Camp Penelton, CA he was assigned to his first unit 3rd Battalion 7th Marines India Company aboard MCAGCC Twenty Nine Palms, CA where he completed two tours in Iraq as a basic rifleman. He re-enlisted in 2007. Charles then went on to complete a tour aboard MWTC in Bridgeport, CA as a Mountain Warfare Instructor. He changed jobs into the Fire and Rescue and completed training at DOD Fire Academy on Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX. After graduation he was assigned to MWSS 272 aboard MCAS New River in Jacksonville, NC and then completed a tour to Afghanistan leaving the US March 13th and returning home September 19th. Charles enjoyed shooting, skiing, skateboarding, and climbing. Charles is survived by his wife, Heaven at home and sons Samuel and Elijah.

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