Our weekly series, Remembering Our Veterans, continues with the story of Lee Henry, from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, less than a thirty-mile trip to the state capitol.

His nephew, Jan Garrett, living in Warren, Pennsylvania, wanted to tell the story of his brave uncle, and the incredible honor he received for his service and sacrifice.

Lee Henry, killed in action on May 30, 1944, received the Distinguished Flying Cross award, the highest honor in the Air Force.

"Well, back when Uncle Lee was there, it was the Army Air Corps, but like I said to Joe Galbreath, a guy I met in Belfonte, he got that," said Garrett. "When I read that article about my Uncle Lee, I was so proud that he got the highest honor he could receive."

Jan Garrett is a former basketball coach at Warren High School and proud nephew of Lee Henry, a World War II hero.

"It was Operation Fortitude. It was a code name for a World War II military deception by the Allied Nations. It was part of an overall deception strategy, code-named Bodyguard, during the build-up to the 1944 Normandy landing, which was around June 6th," said Garrett. "I can't imagine being a radio gunner. He was a radio gunner, so he switched with the tail gunner, and I can't imagine he's missing in action."

Garrett's late mother was instrumental in keeping the memory of her brother, Len Henry, alive.

"It's amazing because here's a photo of my Uncle Frank and my Uncle Lee together. He was in the Navy. He was a medic in the Navy. And we have all these cards that he sent to my mother when he was in. And years ago, I bought this brick in his honor that's over at War Memorial Field," said Garrett. "My niece told me that he looks just like my son. It brings tears to my eyes. It's amazing."

A big thank you to Jan Garrett for sharing his uncle's story, and to Lee Henry, thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice.