U.S. Representative Michael Michaud says a Special Forces Soldier who was born in Houlton has died following injuries he sustained from an improvised explosive device while he was on patrol in Afghanistan.

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Army SFC Aaron Henderson was wounded on Sunday, September 30th and died Monday at the hospital at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

SFC Henderson served with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and was born and raised in Houlton.

Michaud expressed his condolences and said " This tragedy reminds us of the dangerous conditions so many deployed Americans continue to operate under overseas. I know the greater Houlton community and the entire State of Maine will come together to offer support to SFC Henderson's family during this incredibly difficult time. "

My thoughts and prayers are also with the Henderson family during this tragic time.