Charles W. Henderson

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Charles W. Henderson
Born (1948-08-26) August 26, 1948 (age 68)
Artesia, New Mexico, US
Occupation Writer
Nationality US
Alma mater Syracuse University, Pennsylvania State University
Genre Military
Notable works Marine Sniper, Goodnight Saigon
Notable 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]


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  1. ^ Spencer, Jim (14 November 1986). "Sniper is Right On Target". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nonfiction Review: Silent Warrior". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Author's Official Biography". Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Awards 2006". ASJA. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 

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