Local News

Hendersonville soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 25, 2011

— A soldier from Hendersonville died Saturday in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Chief Warrant Officer Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, died when the helicopter went down in Kapisa province, officials said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Varnadore was assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Worland Apr 25, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer Terry L. Varnadore II (OH-58D Kiowa Helicopter Co-Pilot) joined the U.S. Army in 2005, completed training, and has been serving at Fort Drum since 2007. He deployed with his unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2010. He had previously deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. He is survived by his wife and child, mother and father.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 25, 2011

    Awww, praying for those who loved him and those who served with him.

    God bless them all.

  • just my2cents Apr 25, 2011

    Rest in peace, dear hero.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Apr 25, 2011


  • albertleon7 Apr 25, 2011

    Thank you for your service and Peace to your family!

  • kproudmommaof2 Apr 25, 2011


  • garnertoy Apr 25, 2011


  • Surrey Hills Apr 25, 2011

    I just wish that when we put our young men and women in harms way, that we were fighting to win. If we wanted, we could put an end to the fighting today. I do not agree with policing the 3rd world countries. Let them kill themselves if they want to. The United States handled it's Civil War with no one else's help.

  • bombayrunner Apr 25, 2011

    This is the country that has people in it that would be here planting bombs in our playgrounds if we not their to rid the world of them. 911 ... i wont forget ... seen the place with my own eyes. Bush was right going there to get these guys.

  • bombayrunner Apr 25, 2011

    RIP big fella. thank you for your service. sympathies to your family.