Major General Stephen G. Henry, as Presented by Kevin Shanahan

Join the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum on Friday, Aug. 25 at 12:15 pm as Kevin Shannahan discusses the Life of Major General Stephen G. Henry.  Shannahan has been a resident of Natchitoches since 1994, teaching school and working for the state since leaving the Air Force. He is a former Air Force officer and retired state employee. He is also an amateur historian with an interest in military history and in Louisiana in the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras.

Major General Stephen G. Henry was the eldest son of Melrose’s Cammie G. Henry. He is a 1917 Alumni of LSU who served as a Lieutenant in the Louisiana National Guard in the 1916 Pershing Expedition into Mexico before returning to LSU and graduating. He served in WWI, commanding the 34 Machine Gun Battalion and leaving the Army as a major. In the interwar years, he served from Seattle to Puerto Rico, developing his interest in machinery and industry. As America prepared for WWII, Henry taught at the Army’s Tank School before founding the “Armored Forces School” at Fort Knox. He also founded the 20th Armored Division and was its 1st commander. He commanded the American component of “Operation Crossbow” which were Allied attempts to combat V-! and V-2 bombings against England.

Free and open to the public.

Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch and eat during the presentation.

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