Sergeant Samuel S. E. Hennings was born around 1881. Prior to joining the military, he worked as a farmer in Anderson County. He first enlisted in the military on July 6, 1901 in Knoxville. He joined the Coast Artillery. He was honorably discharged on July 5, 1904 at Fort Adams, Rhode Island. He reenlisted in the military on October 3, 1904 in Knoxville and joined the 28th Infantry. He was honorably discharged on October 2, 1907 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He reenlisted on December 31, 1907 at Columbus Barracks, Ohio and joined the 22nd Infantry. He was honorably discharged on December 30, 1910 at Fort Sam Houston. He reenlisted on March 11, 1911 at Columbus Barracks, Ohio and joined the 26th Infantry. He was honorably discharged on March 10, 1914 in Texas City, Texas. During his service in World War I, Sergeant Henning served in the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division. He was killed in action on July 25, 1918. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 11 February 1884
- Date of death: 25 July 1918
- County: Anderson
- Hometown: Coal Creek
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company K, 38th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War I
- Battles: Marne
- Burial/Memorial Location: Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar II, Top Panel
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