July 19, 1925 (Stamford, CT) – March 13, 2004 (Mexico); 78 years old
Last local address: 43 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut
Enlisted on August 22, 1943
Discharged on January 15, 1946
At some point, he reenlisted and served during the Korean War.

Born to Harold S. (1897-1974) and Mary Connors Breese (1897-1977). One brother, Harold S. (1921-1984).

From The Norwalk Hour January 8, 1951

Corporal Donald John Breese, son of Mrs. Mary O. Breese of Woodward Avenue, is being treated for injuries sustained in action in the Korean area and is now at St. Albans Naval Hospital, Long Island. Young Breese, a member of the Marine Corps, was wounded on December 2, 1950, and was treated at a California base hospital before being transferred east. He suffered wounds in the chest and arm. He expects to visit for a few days this week with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Breese of 511 Fairview Avenue, with whom he makes his home. Corporal Breese has served with the Marines for seven years. He is a former resident of Stamford.

Burial details are unknown. The U.S. Social Security Death Index shows his last residence as “783, (U.S. Consulate) Ciudad Juarez, Mexico”.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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