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Hometown Hero

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Name: Andrew Henderson

Hometown : East Lyme Connecticut

Job Title : Hydraulic Engineer for the uh-60, ch-47, ah-64 helicopters

Branch and Date of Service : United States Army Connecticut Army National Guard, February 13th 2013

A fun fact or story you would like to share: “If I could share stories I don’t think an entire news segment would be able to fit all of the things I have been able to experience. But if I had to pick one.. Just recently I was able to fly on the newer helicopter that we maintain at our facility, the LUH produced by Air busAn aircraft used by the army in close combat medivac situations or search in rescue. I was one of the few people to be able to take that aircraft up the coast of long island sound to do some sight-seeing around the statue of liberty and the NYC skyline. Flying at 300 ft. being surrounded by nothing but empty coast line beaches was truly surreal. To be looking at one of the busiest cities on the planet, and for a few minutes it’s just still, everything seemed like it was just standing still. Truly an unforgettable experience that I will take with me through my aviation career in the Army. Here are a few photos of that trip as well.”