Life Member John Henderson, M.D., 85, a retired Air Force Flight surgeon and general surgeon from Asheville, N.C., died on Aug. 31, 2008. He was born in Leland, 111., to Dorothea and Melvin Henderson. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at age 21 in 1945. He was certified by the American Board of Surgery and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After serving in the United States Air Force for 31 years, he retired in 1972 at the rank of colonel.