Ben Henan – January 15

Ben Henan

Ben Henan, 90, walks on a dirt road north of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Henan was raised in Fort Washakie and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He watched the Battle of the Coral Sea from the deck of his transport ship and was wounded during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. “Wyoming is the greatest place on Earth. I like how the wind blows away the snow here in Cheyenne,” Henan said. He attributes his longevity to his daily walks. To take part in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call him at 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff