Henry Breault-Putnam, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 41° 55.470 W 071° 54.936
19T E 258240 N 4645505
Quick Description: Peacetime Medal of Honor Recipient for action at Limon Bay, Canal Zone, Panama on October 28, 1923. He is buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT in Old Section B, Lot 691.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2017 3:04:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMWTNC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
He was born on October 14, 1900 in Putnam, CT and died on December 5, 1941 in Newport, RI. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: BREAULT, HENRY
• Rank and organization: Torpedoman Second Class, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: Vermont
• G.O. No.: 125, 20 February 1924
Citation: For heroism and devotion to duty while serving on board the U.S. 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 whom he knew 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. (Medal presented by President Coolidge at the White House on 8 March 1924.)
Armed Service: Navy

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