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Henry Breault
Birth: Oct. 14, 1900
Putnam
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1941
Newport
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

US Navy Peacetime Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Torpedoman Second Class in the United States Navy. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Limon Bay, Canal Zone, Panama. His citation reads "For heroism and devotion to duty while serving on board the US submarine 0-5 at the time of the sinking of that vessel. On the morning of 28 October 1923, the 0-5 collided with the steamship Abangarez and sank in less than a minute. When the collision occurred, Breault was in the torpedo room. Upon reaching the hatch, he saw that the boat was rapidly sinking. Instead of jumping overboard to save his own life he returned to the torpedo room to the rescue of a shipmate who he know was trapped in the boat, closing the torpedo room hatch on himself. Breault and Brown remained trapped in this compartment until rescued by the salvage party 31 hours later. (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Saint Mary Cemetery
Putnam
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Old Section, Lot 691
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 05, 2003
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Henry Breault
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Henry Breault
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Henry Breault
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