As an undergraduate at Stanford, Henry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 despite the prodigious interruption of the Second World War. It was in his sophomore year, at the young age of 18, that Henry’s studies would be put on hold to join the war effort overseas. In 1945, after his right arm was severely injured in combat, Henry was discharged from active service and returned home to a hospital in Menlo Park, California. Henry’s goals still were impervious to such a setback; he finished his undergraduate degree on independent study at Stanford in the Food Research Department while concurrently undergoing intensive rehabilitation and recovery. Further undeterred, Henry then applied and was accepted to Stanford’s competitive and renowned Graduate School of Business where he received his MBA in 1948. In the eight years between undergraduate admission and his graduate degree, he also had completed four and a half years of active military service, rising from the rank of Private to Captain. With a graduate degree in hand, Henry returned home to Orange County to rejoin the family business begun by his grandfather in 1898 and eventually to transform the civic, commercial and cultural landscape of Southern California.