Sen. Paul presents wife of local war hero with a flag

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-On Friday, Sen. Rand Paul honored a local war hero who lost his life during an ambush in Iraq in 2004.

During the ceremony the Senator also addressed growing tensions between the United States and Iran.

At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sen. Paul presented Lisa Henderson with a flag honoring her late husband First Lt. Robert Henderson II at the Senator’s office located at 1029 State Street in Bowling Green.

Henderson is from Alvaton, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Henderson was leading part of a convoy in southern Iraq when the vehicle he was driving was ambushed on April 17th, 2004. He was 33 years old when he died, and he left behind his wife and unborn son.

Sen. Paul says the ceremony honoring Henderson is a chance to recognize the sacrifices of war, and be cautious about rushing into another one.

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For his service in Iraq, Henderson was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, as well as a Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal.