88 Guns for Ethan’s Army
A Henry Guns For Great Causes Benefit
Henry President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, first learned of little Ethan Shaw, a 2-year-old boy from Pleasant View, TN from our good friend and host of Henry TV, 22Plinkster. Ethan was undergoing a fierce battle with ETMR, one of the most aggressive forms of brain tumors encountered in children. Immediately, Imperato committed to manufacture and donate 88 Henry “Ethan’s Army” Edition Golden Boy rifles with all proceeds benefiting the Shaw family to aid with the associated medical expenses.
With the production of the rifles well underway, on June 11, 2020, the worst possible news was received. Ethan Shaw, despite a battle for the ages, had succumbed to his illness.
Ethan was the youngest child in a family of 9 children and passed with a veritable army of love and support behind him. As part of “Guns For Great Causes,” Henry Repeating Arms offers these limited edition rifles in honor of Ethan’s life and to show Ethan and his family that he had a great many more in the Henry family standing right beside him through his struggle.
The “Ethan’s Army” edition rifle, chambered in .22 S/L/LR, is built on the world-famous Henry Golden Boy platform with a gleaming Brasslite receiver cover, barrel band, and brass buttplate. The genuine American Walnut buttstock is engraved with a silhouette of Ethan in the foreground with his entire family standing behind him in a show of support. Ethan’s profile is hand-painted with a Tennessee flag motif, his home state. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT, donated all of the engraving and design work for the “Ethan’s Army” rifle.
All of the rifles are available for purchase directly from Henry Repeating Arms, except for serial number ETHANSARMY01, which is currently up for auction.
Ethan’s final treatments cost the Shaw family upwards of $17,000 a month for medicine, which was not covered by their insurance company’s plan. From the sale of these rifles, Henry Repeating Arms will be able to present the family with over $50,000.
May Ethan Shaw rest in peace and may the Shaw family find healing through their prayers and ours. We are proud to be a part of Ethan’s Army, and we hope you will join us.