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Sgt Henry William “Hen” DeHaven

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Sgt Henry William “Hen” DeHaven

  • Birth 16 Nov 1913 Briar Creek, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 17 Oct 1944 Caen, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
  • Burial Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 31297644

☆~♰ 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.

Hen was the oldest of eight children. He married Edna Williams on June 30, 1940 in Liberty Township, Montour County, Pennsylvania. They had no children.

Gravesite Details Henry was originally buried at Normandy, France, but was reinterred here in 1948.
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 31297644
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Henry William “Hen” DeHaven (16 Nov 1913–17 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31297644, citing Pine Grove Cemetery Annex, Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Star Kline (contributor 46964248) .