Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Seth Elton Hendrix

Savannah, Georgia

October 7, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
19 Air Force Airman 1st Class

2nd Airlift Squadron

Pope AFB, North Carolina

 

Savannah- Seth Elton Hendrix, 19, died October 7th, 2007 due to smoke inhalation from a fire sustained in his home. 


Seth was born on August 1st, 1988 in Savannah, GA to Timmy and Suzanne Hendrix. In 2006, Mr. Hendrix graduated from Benedictine Military School. 

He was on the Football, Rifle, and Lacrosse teams. After graduating high school, Seth married his high school sweetheart, Laura, on June 1st, 2006. After the wedding, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Following BCT, Seth was assigned to the 2nd Airlift Squadron located at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, NC. 

Mr. Hendrix was deployed with his unit to support Operation Iraqi Freedom in January 2006. During his tour he earned several decorations, which included the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star. His unit was also awarded the Outstanding Unit Award and the Air Force Meritorious Award. Seth and his unit returned from Iraq on August 10th, 2007. 


Survivors include his wife, Laura Hendrix, of Savannah; his parents, Timmy and Suzanne Hendrix, both of Savannah; a brother, Caleb Hendrix, of Atlanta; a sister, Callie (Bryan) Summersett, of Pensacola, FL; a number of cousins and friends.
Visitation is being held at 1:00PM- 3:00PM, October 12th in the youth center at St. James Catholic Church on Whitefield Avenue. The funeral service will be at 1:00PM, October 13th at St. James with Father Donahue officiating. Graveside services will follow at Greenwich Cemetery. 
Bonaventure Funeral Home is serving the Hendrix’s needs.

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