In Memory

Tom Henshaw

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10/05/12 01:31 PM #1    

Jeff Robinson

Tom was killed in action in Vietnam.

Please Honor him by clicking on the Wall Link at

the bottom of this page and also on his Full Profile.

Tom was a very likeable and great friend to many of us. We had the pleasure of his company throughout Beach School and Piedmont Junior High until his family moved to Pacific Palisades. He returned to our area after high school and attended Santa Rosa Jr. College. Tom Stewart was a classmate with him there.

In 1967, Tom enlisted in the Marines and after training was sent to Vietnam on 4/18/67 with the 9th Marines of the 3rd Marine Division. He operated near the DMZ around Hue and Khe Sanh for nine months, until a tragedy struck Lance Corporal Henshaw on 12/19/67 when "he gave it all" and was killed outright due to "Misadventure". That is the military term for killed by Friendly Fire.

We will always remember Tom and the sacrifice he made for our country.

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11/08/13 10:46 AM #2    

Robert Harper

Tom was a very good friend to all of us at Beach School and in intermediate school.  At the Beach 6th grade graduation lunch that was held at Tom's house, I remember that "A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation" by Marty Robbins was one of the songs being played on the record player.  Remember being involved in baseball, basketball and football with Tom and his brothers Tyler and Ned.  I was really surprised to hear that Tom played basketball with Tom Stewart at Santa Rosa J.C.

Rest in Peace Tom, and thank you for your service.


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