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Col. Henry Tavel, Retired Chaplain, Dies in Houston; Saw 19 Years of Active Duty

Col. Henry Tavel, a retired Jewish chaplain in the U.S. Army who was decorated for his service during World War II, died at his home in Houston, Tex. at the age of 63. the National Jewish Welfare Board said today. Chaplain Tavel saw 19 years of active duty with the Army. He served in the North African and Sicilian campaigns in 1943 and later with U.S. forces in Germany and the Far East. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and a commendation ribbon with medal pendant.