My Great Grandfather, William McHenry


Family is an important thing to me and my Great Grandfather, William McHenry was a man I only met as an infant but whose memory is so powerful I still wish I had had the chance to know him as a young adult.

He passed from throat cancer in his 90s and was a “grandfather agent” in the FBI.

This means he was one of the original agents who was there when the agency was formed and he had quite the distinguished record. I believe he was active until his 70s before he retired.

A number of former agents we met over the years spoke fondly of him and so I dedicate this song to him as a tip of the hat and to remember a man who lived during some very rough times in the history of the United States.

Thanks for your service Grandpa… You are missed.