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BREYER, CHARLES

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Voluntarily and at great personal risk, Breyer picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company I, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 England

Citation

Voluntarily and at great personal risk, Breyer picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.