I just received the following email from Dana Henry Young, daughter of George R. Henry, who served as Crew 7 PPC and Quality Control Officer while assigned to VP-4 during 1961 and 1962.
This is Dana Henry Young, George’s daughter. It is with great sorrow that I inform you that tonight (28 May 2013, Tues, 10:30pm) at his home, your dear Navy buddy, George, has gone to be with his Lord and Savior.
I will be arriving in Hot Springs Village tomorrow to be with Mom, my brother, Richard and my sister, Sharon. Feel free to call me at [removed for OPSEC] later in the day if you would like share your condolences. Not sure what shape Mom will be in since Dad was her rock but if she is taking calls I will put you through.
I am praying Dad’s contact list is still on his computer when I arrive. Please share this news with any other Navy friends of Dad’s that aren’t on this email. He loved you all so much and cherished the friendships he made with each of you.
If you have any G rated stories you want to share with the family, please feel free to email me. If you have R rated stories, you can send them to me and I will share them with Richard. J Dad and Richard were best friends, please keep him in your prayers as well.
Since Dad became ill, as a family we were by Dad’s side through 2 hospital visits (2.5 months each) and 2 rehab stays (2 months each) + time at brother’s home and their beautiful home in Hot Springs Village for a total of 17 months.
The 10 months that I was helping care for Dad was the best time of my life. I am so grateful that I had this precious time with my sweet Daddy.
If you want to send Mom a card, her address is: