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Birth: Dec. 11, 1916
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1944
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

Excerpt below provided by Francis Kelley, dear family friend and son of Lucille (Engler) and Earl. Lucille was the sister of Johanna, wife of Harvey's uncle, William Henle.

"Harvey apparently had a letter from my sister Isie (Isabella M. Kelley (Feb. 19, 1914 - Dec. 11, 1983)) in his pocket when he was killed. The GI that was with him wrote to Isie. He said that they the paratroops had heavy fighting and just got a lull. They sat down behind a rock for a bit of a rest. Harvey just lit a cigarette and got hit and toppled over. I passed that on to your mother (Arnitha Henle) and she had not heard it. That was I think in the late 1990s."

In Memory of
U.S. Army Corporal
Harvey Harold Henle
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Minnehaha County
December 11, 1916 June 16, 1944
Killed in Action in the Invasion of France

Harvey Harold Henle was born December 11, 1916, to Joseph and Eva Henle, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He had a brother, Archie, and two sisters, Juanita and Arnitha. Harvey was raised and educated in Sioux Falls, first attending Franklin Whittier and then graduating from Washington High School in 1936. He is remembered for being quite artistic and for his love of dancing and roller skating. He married Elida Anderson on December 6, 1941, and was employed by John Morrell Company before he entered the service.

On March 5, 1942, Harvey Henle entered active service and was sent to Alliance, Nebraska, and then on to Fort Benning, Georgia, for paratrooper training. After he was sent for foreign service, Corporal Henle first was in England than then went to France as part of Company I, 507 Paratrooper Infantry Airborne Division.

Corporal Harvey Henle was killed in action on June 16, 1944, in the days following D-Day. His wife, Elida, took the message, and called the doctor before delivering the news to his mother, Eva. After the war, Harvey's body was returned to the United States and buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Sioux Falls. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

Harvey's current survivors are his brother, Archie, his sister, Arnitha, and a numerous nieces and nephews. Arnitha fondly remembers "Harvey, my big red headed wonderful, generous, caring brother."

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen, Fallen Sons State Coordinator, Spearfish, South Dakota. Information for this entry was provided by Arnitha Olsen, Sioux Falls, sister of Harvey Henle.

Grandparents (paternal) Appolonie (Hahn) and Joseph henry Henle Sr, and (maternal) Archie J. and Pheamie (Ostrander) Wenbourne.

Was desperately missed by all who knew and loved him. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Henry Henle (1879 - 1956)
  Eva Marie Wenbourne Henle (1892 - 1967)
  Elida M. Anderson Heman-Ziegler (1920 - 2013)*
  Barbara Estelle Henle (1913 - 1913)*
  Archie Joseph Henle (1915 - 2005)*
  Harvey Harold Henle (1916 - 1944)
  Juanita Delores Henle Schutt (1919 - 1986)*
  Arnitha Marie Henle Olsen (1921 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Section 5
Maintained by: fargo
Originally Created by: Dr Marie C.Karban DVM re...
Record added: Sep 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21409967
Corp Harvey Harold Henle
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Corp Harvey Harold Henle
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Corp Harvey Harold Henle
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Thank you Harvey for your service to the country. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten.
- Marianne Mayer
 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
With deep appreciation for Corporal Henle's service and sacrifice.
- Charles Eugene Logston
 Added: Jan. 30, 2012

- fargo
 Added: Dec. 31, 2010
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