In Memory of
Sergeant
Ray M. Breault
Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Minnehaha County
January 31, 1916 - August 2, 1944
Killed in Action in Italy

Ray M. Breault

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.

Ray 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. 

Army 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.