Son of William Thomas Hendon and Clara May.
On D-Day, 1944, Sgt. Roger W. Hendon landed on Omaha Beach (Fox Red Sector) and, as a result of his gallantry, was awarded TWO Silver STARS**
Hendon, Roger W. HQ, 1st Infantry Division, G.O. No. 39 (1944)
Hendon, Roger W. HQ, 1st Infantry Division, G.O. No. 46 (1945)
**Our nation's third highest service medal, the Silver Star, is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. The required gallantry, while of a lesser degree than that required for the Congressional Medal of Honor or the Distinguished Service Cross, must nevertheless have been performed with marked distinction.
For more about Sgt. Hendon's military service, please see: https://hendonfamilychronicles.com/pagethree.html
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