SGT Justin "Doc" Henry
SGT Henry, 24, is the proud son of Debrah Wetzle. After studying Criminal Justice for a year at a community college, he made the choice to serve his nation during a time of war. He enlisted in the National Guard as a Chemical Equipment Repair Specialist in 2006.
SGT Henry wanted a greater challenge; he became an 11B, Infantryman when he joined the Army full-time in 2008. He earned the Combat Infantryman Badge while deployed to Afghanistan a year later. His mettle was tested and proved under fire; also, he witnessed how significant of a role the combat medic has during Infantry operations. That epiphany resulted in a request to change his Military Occupational Specialty to 68W, Health Care Specialist.
As a Combat Medic, SGT Henry provided medical coverage for 3rd platoon, ABLE Company during Operation Enduring Freedom XI-XII. He continuously conducted preventive medicine operations which kept his platoon fit to fight throughout the year-long deployment. SGT Henry provided exceptional amounts of personal attention to the individual needs of his brothers-in-arms.
SGT Henry earned the esteemed Combat Medic Badge in September of 2011. He used his experience from previous mountain warfare operations to emplace a fortified platoon-level casualty collection point on top of jagged ridgeline. He dug-in, filled sand bags, and camouflaged the CCP which resulted in his being able to sustain the platoon’s medical readiness during a five days long blocking position. After a firefight with the enemy during the first day, SGT Henry assessed the platoon and ensured it was able to complete its mission.
SGT Henry is a hybrid Soldier. He is an experienced Infantryman who has previously closed with and engaged the enemy; he knows the kinetic fight and can position himself to best serve his Soldiers as their Combat Medic. SGT Henry is a unique and accomplished NCO who brings great credit upon himself and the Blackhawk Brigade.