Breher, Philip Frederick, MMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1958-1960, MM-0000, USS Murray (DD-576)
Service Years
1940 - 1960
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Icelandic Domain
Neptune Subpoena
Neptune Sweethearts Domain
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Emerald Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Square Rigger
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the Czars
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
MM-Machinists Mate
Five Hash Marks

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Rodney Davis Breher (Bear), ASCS to remember Breher, Philip Frederick (Freddy), CPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Gretna, LA
Last Address
Born in Brooklynn, New York. Raised in Gretna, Louisana. Passed away peacefully in Laurel, Delaware from a Service Connected Illness.

Date of Passing
Jan 27, 2001
Location of Interment
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Millsboro, Delaware
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Firefighter US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback

Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Emerald Shellback

Order of the Golden Dragon Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
  1958, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1984, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity


Although you are is gone, you are not forgotted. What you started has continued. We salute you daily. Your many professional & personal accomplishments shall not flury. The memories of you  lives on through us. You stand relieved of the watch - your three sons have taken up this position. To the old SEA DOG - My Father, Mentor, Shipmate, and Fraternal Brother - Rest in Peace, you have served everyone, including your family and country very well.
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The Man with the Ultimate Plan.....
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 40-751
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAUSS Brooklyn (CL-40)USS Whetstone (LSD-27)NAS JRB New Orleans
USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)US NavyUSS Olmstead (APA-188)
  1940-1940, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1940-1943, MM-0000, USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
  1943-1946, MM-0000, USS Whetstone (LSD-27)
  1946-1947, MM-0000, NAS JRB New Orleans
  1947-1949, MM-0000, USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)
  1950-1952, MM-0000, USS Bassett (APD-73)
  1953-1955, MM-0000, USS Tripoli (CVE-64)
  1955-1957, MM-0000, Commander, Eighth Fleet
  1957-1958, MM-0000, USS Olmstead (APA-188)
  1958-1960, MM-0000, USS Murray (DD-576)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1958-1958 Operation Bluebat (Lebanon)
 Colleges Attended 
College of William and Mary
  1950-1954, College of William and Mary
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