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Interim 1899 - 1910 - U.S. Navy

George Breeman

Details
  • Rank: Seaman (Highest Rank: Chief Turret Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1899 - 1910
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Kearsarge
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 13, 1906
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Cape Cruz on board U.S.S. Kearsarge, Cuba
Citation

Breeman displayed heroism in the line of his profession while serving on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge at the time of the accidental ignition of powder charges in the forward 13-inch turret.

Medal of Honor Recipient George Breeman
Medal of Honor Recipient George Breeman
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New Jersey
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: September 15, 1880, Passaic, Passaic County, NJ, United States
  • Died: April 10, 1937, Passaic, NJ, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (6-9743-SH), Arlington, VA, United States
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