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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Supervisor Romaine Celebrates 98th Birthday of Leonard Henderson, WW2 Veteran and Former FDNY

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Farmingville, NY – -NY - On June 12, Supervisor Ed Romaine (right) shared in the celebration of Brookhaven Town resident Leonard Henderson’s 98th birthday. A U.S. military veteran, Mr. Henderson served in World War II as a Merchant Marine in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters from November 1942 until July 1945. During his time in the service, his duties included working in the engine room as a fireman, water-tender, oiler and wipe. Upon returning home to the Bronx, he held several jobs as a bellhop at the Paris Hotel in New York City, a butcher, a boiler tender for the New York IRT subway and he also worked for the ASPCA. Mr. Henderson later held jobs with the New York City Sanitation Department, New York City Housing Police, He later served with the New York City Fire Department in Engine Company 86 and Ladder Company 49 until his retirement in 1987. Pictured left to right are Leonard Henderson’s children: Geri Manginello, James Henderson, Terese Henderson and Sean Henderson with Leonard (seated) and Supervisor Romaine.
Henderson Birthday group photo

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