Robert Alan Haviland, son of Albert "Al" Alvah Haviland and Elizabeth "Betty" Jean (Burns) Haviland, born in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA in 1953; Infantry Officer, Civil and Environmental Engineer; married in Stamford, 2013, Jewel Kanoelani Petersen, born Hawaii.
Encouraged and supported by his father and mother, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and received his Eagle Scout award in 1967 as a member of Troop 9, Stamford.
It was during these years that the door opened to family history and genealogy with the asking of a simple question to my parents. "Who were your grandparents?" And thus the search began.
After graduating from Rippowam High School, Stamford in 1971, he attended, and graduated in 1975, the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He earned his Airborne Parachutist Wings at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1973. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army, he graduated from the Infantry Officer's Basic Course and also attended the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader for 1st Platoon, C Company (Airborne), 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 172 Arctic Light Infantry Brigade at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Promotion to First Lieutenant occurred in 1977. Subsequent assignments with the 4/23 Infantry were company executive officer for C Company (Airborne) and then E Company (Combat Support). During his assignment with the 4/23 Infantry he graduated from the Jumpmaster Course, Arctic Military Mountain Orientation Course, and Chemical, Biological and Radiological Course. His Expert Infantry Badge was earned during this assignment. An injury received during training exercises resulted in an honorable discharge from active duty in 1977.
After a short stay in New York and Florida, he returned to Alaska in 1979. His civilian career, 1979 through 2010, was primarily as a civil engineer and environmental engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District. Shorter periods of employment included working as an engineer for the Chugach National Forest in Alaska and as an engineer in the private sector.
Retiring in 2008 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, he continued working part-time for the District until 2010.
He currently lives with his wife Jewel in their adopted home state of Alaska. Annually they try to visit her original home state of Hawaii and occasionally visit his original home state of Connecticut.
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On 25 Apr 2019 at 23:02 GMT Betty Osborn wrote:
On 25 Apr 2019 at 17:52 GMT Betty Osborn wrote:
On 16 Dec 2018 at 21:52 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:
Able to find links and transcriptions for all but one source which appears to be for a different Charity Perkins:
Could I be looking in the wrong place?
On 2 Jan 2018 at 03:26 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 17:43 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
On 1 Sep 2017 at 17:24 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:
On 30 Aug 2017 at 16:15 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:
"So you reject a source (Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices) because there's no link to verify. But an "unsourced" source (Find A Grave Memorial) is accepted as a quality source. Are you saying the only sources allowed have to be online? Did you try to find a copy of Hale's work in a library? It would be easier research is everything is free and online, but we aren't there yet." Did you not read the Research Notes that I added? If you saw the source, did you make a copy, convert it to a jpg/pdf for posting on profile or if there's a copyright issue, write up a transcription and date it with your name? By the way, it's over 100 miles to the nearest library with resources like that.
On 17 Aug 2017 at 00:14 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
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