Hometown Hero proud of post

By Amanda Porterfield | aporterfield@wcia.com

Published 10/01 2013 12:48PM

Updated 06/16 2015 03:22PM

CLEAR LAKE -- Life experience has trained this veteran to help those who've died serving our country, but as a Hometown Hero, the job doesn't stop there. WCIA-3's Amanda Porterfield introduces us to Michael Henshaw.

He makes sure veterans find their final resting place. It's a peace he not only provides to the fallen, but their families too.

Henshaw is the director of Camp Butler Cemetery. It's a job he's passionate about and has been preparing to do it for years. It's a place rich with history; confederate soldiers are even buried here and Henshaw keeps everything in order.

But, he's no stranger to caring for those who've died in combat. Henshaw has 25-years of service in the Army.

While serving, his job was to search for and recover missing servicemen from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Henshaw is also highly-decorated. He's earned two Bronze Stars for combat operations in Iraq.

Henshaw also plans to make improvements to the cemetery. A new $1.3 million irrigation system will be installed in the spring and a contractor will be brought in for ground maintenance.

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