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First Name: Bernard

Last Name: Breitenbach

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Paul

Date of Birth: 08 February 1947

Date of Death: 10 February 1968

Rank: Specialist 4

Years Served:
Bernard Paul Breitenbach

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Bernard Paul Breitenbach

Specialist Four, U.S. Army

Bernard Paul Breitenbach was born on 8 February 1947.

On 10 February 1968, Specialist Four Bernard Paul Breitenbach was serving with B Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, SP4 Breitenbach was killed in action when he sustained wounds by small arms fire. His body was recovered.

Medals and Badge

Silver Star Medal
Army Aircrew Badge
Bronze Star Medal (Merit)
Purple Heart
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Bernard P Breitenbach is inscribed on Panel 38E Line 65 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Specialist Four Breitenbach is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA.


Honoree ID: 3509   Created by: MHOH




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