Our Brother Major General William A. Henderson is receiving the Eastern Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree degree in History from EMU, Major Genenral Henderson was commissioned by the United States Marine Corp at the height of the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the 3rd Marine Air Wing in Chui Lai, South Vietnam in 1967. From October, 1968 to May 1968, he flew 125 combat missions over South Vietnam, Laos, and North Vietnam. Upon returning to the United States in 1970, he joined the Michigan Air National Guard, where he was eventually promoted to Major General, and worked for General Motors as a professional corporate pilot, chief pilot and director of flight operations for nearly 30 years. He retired from GM in 2003. Maj. Gen. Henderson resides in Ypsilanti, Mi., with his beautiful Silhouette, Francine Henderson, who is also an EMU alumna.
The 2019 awards ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, in EMU Student Center, carries on a tradition of recognizing outstanding EMU alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professional fields and within their communities.
Congratulations Brother Bill Henderson!