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Breakenridge, Hugh Wallace

BREAKENRIDGE

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 11:15:29

BREAKENRIDGE, HUGH WALLACE

Dinsdale, IA

Born: July 9, 1919

Parents: William J. and Edith Breakenridge

Died: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, February 27, 1945

Entered Marines: May 12, 1942

Training in US: Quantico, VA; New River, NC; Camp Pendleton, CA

Left for Overseas: January 12, 1944; arrived Marshall Islands. Assigned 4th Div., 3-25th

Sent to Front: January, 1945, Heavy Weapons Co. 25th

Engagements: Marshalls Campaign, January 1945; Marianas, June, 1945. Wounded: Saipan, June 22, 1945 Hospitalized Overseas for 2 months in Honolulu, T.H.

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific, 2 Purple Hearts (one with Gold Star), Silver Star Medal

Rating: Captain, July, 1945

Body returned to US and laid to rest April 19, 1948 in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA - collected by the Legion about 1949)


 

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