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Cox Floyd Lloyd Breon
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Birth: 1919
Polk County
Oregon, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea

Floyd Breon served on the USS Asheville, a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two enemy destroyers and was sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, Floyd and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).

From Lincoln, OR, he was the son of Frank and Amanda (Wingo) Breon of Siletz, OR.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Breon (1884 - 1966)
  Amanda Breon (1888 - 1968)
 
 Siblings:
  Floyd Lloyd Breon (1919 - 1945)
  Cora Laverne Breon (1921 - 1942)*
  Letha Frances Breon Hayden (1928 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Oregon.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56787052
Cox Floyd Lloyd Breon
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Thank you for all you gave Your family misses not ever being able to meet you. But you are not forgotten.
- Margie Robeson
 Added: Sep. 25, 2015

- James Burke
 Added: May. 8, 2014

- Suzanna ღ Ashworth
 Added: Dec. 15, 2012
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