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In Memory of
Leonard J. Henson

CAPT (Ret.) Leonard J. Henson passed away on March 21, 2024, at the age of 83. He was a long-time associate member of Chapter 54 of the Special Forces Association in Boston, Massachusetts. Len was a former Naval officer. He was a life-long resident of Medford, Massachusetts.

IMO Leonard J. Henson
Leonard J. Henson, CAPT (Ret.), U.S. Navy

After finishing High School, Len enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Military Police Corps at West Point. After discharge from the service he attended college. He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors at Northeastern University and then earned his JD, cum laude, at Suffolk University Law School.

Len's work career included serving as a Law Clerk and Chief Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and as Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County. He then worked with several law firms and was an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk Law.

He joined the Navy JAG Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve, serving from 1978 to 2000, attaining the rank of Captain. He served in various postings in the United States and overseas. He was also a Naval Parachutist and on frequent occasions trained with Company A, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Devens. During this time he became an Associate Member of the Special Forces Association and began his affiliation with Chapter 54. 



Friday, March 29, 2024, 11:00 am
Saint Athanaius the Great Church
4 Appleton Street, Arlington, MA 02476

Funeral Service
Friday, March 29, 2024, 12:00 pm
Saint Athanaius the Great Church
4 Appleton Street, Arlington, MA 02476

Burial Service
Friday, March 29, 2024
Oak Grove Cemetary
Medford, MA


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