Amidee Tebo Haviland Jr.

Jun 30, 2014

Warren — Amidee Tebo Haviland Jr. of Warren, 94, passed away peacefully June 21, 2014.

Tebo was born in Garden City, N.Y. Raised his family in Ridgefield, Conn., and retired to Maine.

Tebo was class of 1942 at Princeton University. After graduation went into the military, assigned to the 44th Field Artillery Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division, Tebo participated in the initial landings on Utah Beach. Was a forward artillery observer with the infantry and was assigned by the 44th to protection the 22nd infantry through the campaigns of Normandy, the St Lo breakthrough and sweep across France and entrance into Paris. The entry into Germany Siegfried Line and the Hurten Forest, the Battle of the Bulge and the final stages of the German campaign.

He was awarded the European Theater of Operation with the maximum, 5 battle stars, the Beligium Fourraguere, the Presidential Unit Citation with an Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star with combat V and an Oak Leaf Cluster. Tebo also lead a small task force in freeing a small Belgian village from German occupation, he was discharged with the rank of Captain.

After the war, he went into the advertising business. Tebo loved the outdoors, he was an avid golfer, enjoyed kayaking, hiking, and exploring nature.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Haviland, two sons, Amidee Haviland III, Central Valley, N.Y. and Paul Haviland, New Cannan, Conn.

Amidee is much loved, his kind and generous spirit will missed by all. Memorial service to follow.

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