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Sgt Henry William "Hen" DeHaven
Birth: Nov. 16, 1913
Briar Creek
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1944
Caen, France


☆~♰ World War II - Killed in Action ♰~☆

Served in the U.S. Army in Company B, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division. Henry began service on June 4, 1942 as a private, earned the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was in foreign service from April 1944 until his death. He was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 79th Infantry Division during World War II. He also was awarded two Purple Hearts.

Henry was the oldest of eight children. He married Edna Williams on June 30, 1940 in Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania. They had no children.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ray Henry DeHaven (1881 - 1960)
  Bessie Alice Whitmire DeHaven (1884 - 1967)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry William DeHaven (1913 - 1944)
  Richard Whitmire DeHaven (1916 - 1997)*
  Marian A DeHaven Barnard (1919 - 2012)*
  Margaret D. DeHaven Samsel (1922 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Henry was originally buried at Normandy, France, but was reinterred here in 1948.
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Berwick
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Star Kline
Record added: Nov 11, 2008
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I know that "Thank You" can never be enough, but thank you for your service to our country, and for paying the ultimate price for our freedom.
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 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 79th Infantry Division during World War II.General Orders: Headquarters, 79th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 33 (1944)
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 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
On Independence Day, I thank you for helping to keep us safe as "one nation under God"
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