Marine Corps Cpl. Mark I. Henderson returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Dec. 12. During the seven-month deployment, the 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force performed counterinsurgency missions. Some of their missions included human terrain mapping and movement to contact with the enemy. The Marines visited villages, where he collected DNA and mapped where people were living.
Henderson is a 2007 graduate of Tokay High School. He is the son of Jeff and Rita Henderson and the sister of Celena Henderson, of Lodi.