In Memory of
Ray M. Breault
Dell Rapids, South Dakota
January 31, 1916 - August 2, 1944
Killed in Action in Italy
Ray M. “Skipp”
Breault was born on January 31, 1916, to Homer and Rebecca Breault. The Breault
family moved to South Dakota and lived in the Erwin and Badger area. Ray
graduated from Erwin High School and was working for P.L. Peterson Contractors
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1939 until he entered the service. His parents
moved to Davenport, Iowa, in 1941.
Breault entered the army on April 9, 1941, at Omaha, Nebraska. He was trained
at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, and served within the continental United States
until February 17, 1942. Breault was then sent on his first duty overseas from
February 18, 1942 until March 4, 1942. He returned to the United States in army
service from March 5, 1942 until April 28, 1942. Once again Breault was sent
overseas to Italy on April 29, 1942 and served there until his death on August
2, 1944, while serving as a Sergeant, Company B, 109th Engineer
Combat Battalion. Sergeant Ray M. Breault’s death occurred in the line of duty
on August 2, 1944.
Sergeant Ray M. Breault sacrificed his life for the United States and will be
remembered for his faithful service to his country.
This entry was
respectfully submitted by Sarah C. Porter, 12th Grade, Sioux Falls Christian
High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 3, 2002. Information from this
entry was provided by South Dakota Veterans Bonus Records and by the DeSmet
News, 8/24/44 and 9/7/44 issues.