Bressler, Clair, M2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, ME-0000, 1st Special NCB (WWII)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 23, 2014
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pete started working at the Washington Post as an Office Boy (general gopher) right after graduating from Washington-Lee High School.  10 months later he took a job as a switchboard installer for Western Electric (Phone Company), where he worked until he retired, with a haiatas taken during WWII.  He worked in several parts of the United States, moving his family with him as he went to various locations installing switchboards and similar equipment.  He retired as an installation supervisor.

He and his wife Margaret were married in 1941 (before the bombing at Pearl Harbor), they had 3 sons, the first of these was adopted, but loved with the same intensity.  One of the boys pulled a hitch in the US Coast Guard.
Other Comments:
I had the pleasure of meeting Pete and his wife, Margaret, when I first noticed him in 2008 at a subway where my wife and I were also dining.  He was wearing a Seabee ball cap, so I had to go over and talk to him about it.

We bumped into each other a few more times over the next few months and eventually I asked him if he wouldn't mind me putting his service history on NTWS, to which he agreed.

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Pete always considered himself a Seabee, rather than as a Sailor, this being typical of many Seabees.

Pete was in the Navy Reserve, as were most Seabees during WWII.

He distinctly remembers his termination from active service: 1100 AM, December 25th, 1945, at Camp Perry, VA, the place where he entered the Navy.  He had Christmas dinner with his wife and her family at the family home in the local area the same day.

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 Duty Stations
Naval Construction Force (NCF)
  1944-1945, ME-0000, 31st Special Naval Construction Battalion
  1945-1945, ME-0000, 1st Special NCB (WWII)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
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