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Charles W. Henderson
Born August 26, 1948(1948-08-26) (age 73)
Artesia, New Mexico, US
Nationality US
Alma mater Syracuse University, Pennsylvania State University
Occupation Writer
Awards American Society of Journalists and Authors

Charles William Henderson (born August 26, 1948) is a retired Marine Corps Warrant Officer and an author based in Colorado. Henderson is best known for his 2 biographies, Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills and Silent Warrior about Marine Corps Sniper Carlos Hathcock.[1][2]


Henderson was born in Artesia, New Mexico in 1948 and attended Artesia High School, graduating in 1966.[3] From 1968 to 1970 he was a reporter and sports editor for the Artesia Daily Press. In May 1970, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman. He served in Vietnam and Beirut, Lebanon. He went on to serve in Public Affairs positions and as a journalist for the military. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 as a Chief Warrant Officer. In 1997, he accepted a position with the National Livestock Producers Association as Director of Commodities and Communications, retiring in 1999 to become a full-time writer. [3]


Awards and honors[]

  • Life Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society[3]
  • The American Society of Journalists and Authors named Goodnight Saigon, as the Outstanding General Nonfiction Book for 2006.[4]


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