Born at Passaic, New Jersey on September 15, 1880, he earned the Medal of Honor while serving on the USS Kearsarge in May 1906.
He died on April 10, 1937 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 15 September 1880, Passaic, New Jersey. Accredited to: New Jersey. G.O. No.:21, 5 May 1906.
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.
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1937
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE 9743
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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