Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb says Henderson's family has been flown to Dover, Delaware to bring back the soldier's body for services.
Henderson graduated from ULM in 2006 with a B.S. in aviation.
Sally Davidson, former department head of aviation at ULM released this statement:
"Bryan's heart and soul were in Aviation. He returned every semester after he graduated to talk to our Aviation students. The last time he came to ULM, he was in uniform and so excited about his helicopter training. He was such a positive role model to these young people, both as a student and as a graduate. This is a sad loss."
ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno also released a statement:
"ULM is saddened by this tragic loss," Bruno said. "Bryan made ULM proud with his service to our country. We will keep his family and friends in our thoughts."
WINNSBORO -- A Franklin Parish man was one of those killed in a helicopter crash Monday in Afghanistan.
The family of Bryan Henderson says he was one of the five soldiers killed in the crash.
The Department of Defense has not formally announced the names of the crash victims.
The NATO military coalition said in a statement that initial reports showed no enemy activity in the area at the time.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.