Henry Breault, U.S. Navy Torpedoman, 2nd Class, Award Congressional Medal of Honor, (Oct 1900- ?)
Henry Breault was born to Joseph and Flora Breault in Putnam, Connecticut, U.S.A in October 1900. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy and was a Torpedoman, 2nd Class, on the submarine 0-5 in the Panama Canal when they were hit with a Fruit boat and the submarine was sunk. Henry Breault could have just saved his life, but instead he risked it to save his comrades by shutting the hatch door. One of the men he saved was U.S. Navy Chief Electrician, Lawrence T. Brown of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. Henry Breault was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Coolidge. Henry didn't think his suit was good enough for the President's Company so he had to wait 3 days to get his new one and the President had to wait 3 days to honor him. Henry Breault died in the Naval Base Hospital in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island in ????.