Breton, Richard, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1945, SN-0000, USS Starlight (AP-175)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Seaman 1st Class

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Contact Info
Home Town
Waterville, Maine
Last Address
Richard Breton was buried at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Waterville, Maine.

Date of Passing
Mar 25, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Post 5Post 8835, Mac Crillis-Rousseau Post
  1947, American Legion, Post 5 (Member) (Waterville , Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1947, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8835, Mac Crillis-Rousseau Post (Member) (Winslow, Maine) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SN1st Richard N. Breton
U.S.S. Starlight AP-175

Richard N. Breton of Waterville passed away March 25, 2010. He was born December 14, 1925, the son of Harry and Leda Breton. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class on the USS Starlight, an auxiliary (troop) transport, during World War II.

Richard married Evelyn Grenier on May 17, 1952. He was employed as a sheet metal worker for C.B. Davis Co. He was a board member of the St. Francis Federal Credit Union, Eucharistic Minister for St. Francis de Sales Church, served as the director of Mount Merici and St. Francis Beano nights, a member of the Waterville Elks Lodge, Waterville American Legion, Post 5, and Winslow/Waterville VFW, Post 8835.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cribbage and especially spending time with his family at camp on McGrath Pond.

He was predeceased by his loving wife and best friend, Evelyn and his older sister Harriet Papolas.

He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Roy and her husband Jeffrey of Fairfield, two sons, Forrest Breton and his companion Patty Real of Belgrade, and Jeffrey Breton and his wife Elaine of Waterville, grandchildren and their spouses Sherrie and Clay Genness, Christina and Eric Johnson and Nathan Breton, great grandchildren, Alyssa and Morgan Genness and McKenzie Johnson and his sister and spouse Cecile and Lawrence Byrne.

The family would like to thank the Lakewood nurses and staff and also the Maine Veterans' home for the loving care and support.

Richard Breton was buried at
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Waterville, ME.

Other Comments:
Seaman Breton was a Plank Owner on the U.S.S. Starlight AP-175 (February 1944). His WWII awards included: China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4): Marianas operation, Leyte operation, Luzon operation and Okinawa Gunto operation - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (2).

Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 29 July 1944
Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, Binmaley Beach, 9 to 12 January 1945
Leyte operation
Leyte landings, Dulag, 20 October and 18 November 1944
Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 11 to 18 April 1945

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1943-1943, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1943-1945, SN-0000, USS Starlight (AP-175)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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