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Herbert Fitts Breeden

First Lieutenant, Marine Corps

Born: December 22, 1918
Hometown: Norfolk City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 26, 1945
Died In: Philippine area

First Lieutenant Breeden was assigned to a Marine Detachment aboard the USS California (BB-44). The ship was providing fire support for the Lingayen Gulf landings on Luzon when it was struck by a Japanese kamikaze on January 6, 1945 that killed 44, including Lieutenant Breeden.

He attended University of Mississippi for 2 years where he played varsity football.

He is name is etched on the Walls of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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