Kennon Smith Breazeale

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/10/1945

 

 

Kennon S. Breazeale was born in Anderson County, South Carolina on December 5, 1915.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

He enlisted as a Private in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1936 and served in
Company F 2nd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment in Shanghai, China.

He was a 1942 Clemson Graduate. He married Elsie Bennett, and they had one child,
Kennon Smith Breazeale, Jr.

1st Lieutenant Kennon S. Breazeale was killed in action in Germany during the battle for Prüm
on February 10, 1945.

He was awarded the Silver Star Medal in General Orders:
HQ, 4th Infantry Division, G.O. No. 52 (1945).

 

 



Article from robin pellicci moore from the Find A Grave website created by: Fran Bundy

 

 

 

1st Lieutenant Kennon S. Breazeale's decorations

 

 

Kennon Breazeale was a member of Scabbard and Blade

 

 

Kennon S. Breazeale was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in South Carolina.

Burial:
Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery
Lebanon (Anderson County)
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA

 

Grave marker for Kennon S. Breazele
(Though his grave marker denotes he was killed in Belgium,
Kennon Breazeale was actually killed in Germany.)

Photo by L Weems-Hyatt from the Find A Grave website created by: Fran Bundy

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo from robin pellicci moore from the Find A Grave website created by: Fran Bundy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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