Veterans Memorial Service At Bordentown Cemetery -Bordentown, NJ Editorial Photographer

Harry E. Havens, technical Sergeant Infantry, Company “G” 7th Infantry Regiment was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
On January 25th, 1945, near Houssen, France, when his platoon was caught in the crossfire of three machine guns, Sgt.. Havens mounted a friendly tank and directed fire which killed seven and forced the surrender of ten Germans. Charging one hundred yards through a hail of fire, her burst into an enemy-held house, killed two Germans and dispersed the remainder. After leading his men through anti-tank and 88 millimeter fire in the capture of three guns, Sgt.. Havens assaulted a communications trench, capturing four of the enemy, then led a room by room fight for possession of twelve buildings.
Under his fearless leadership, fifteen Germans were killed, ten wounded and thirty captured.
He entered the military service from Bordentown, NJ.
Harry E. Havens
Brigadier General James J. Grant. Director, Joint Chief of Staff, NJ Joint Force Headquarters.
Ret. Col USAF Philip Cooke and Robert H. Gallagher Ret. AVCM USN.

Harry E. Havens, technical Sergeant Infantry, Company “G” 7th Infantry Regiment receiving  the Distinguished Service Cross from Brigadier General James J. Grant. Director, Joint Chief of Staff, NJ Joint Force Headquarters.

The Vietnam Veterans Of America NJ Chapter 899 Rifle Squad.
From right to left: Ron Hathaway, Lyn Gysell, Wally Noonan, Duane Hopkins, Don Mohr, Bill Thompson, and (myself) Bob Lecato.
The Vietnam Veterans Of America NJ Chapter 899 Rifle Squad.
The Vietnam Veterans Of America NJ Chapter 899 Rifle Squad.
My Dad, Arthur J. Martin, Ret. LT. Col Army Reserves.
Edwinth H. Ackerman, Capt. Ret. salutes with his granddaughter, Casey McEniry, age 7.
Andy Law, Past Commander, Post 26, during the White Table to remember POW’s and MIA’s.
Taps, played by Sgt. Major Pinter.
Harry Havens with his Distinguished Service Cross.
Bordentown City, Mayor Lynch, Harry Havens and Hon. Michael Dauber, Bordentown Township Mayor.
Signal 22 Canteen providing refreshments.
Leonard Pope, Ret. Sgt. 1rst Class E7 Army Reserves, Harry Havens Ret. Sgt. Army, and Arthur J. Martin, Ret. Lt. Col. Army Reserves.

Comments

comments

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *