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July 21, 2018

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May 24, 2015
My sincerest condolences to the Brunelle Family. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during this difficult time.
May 14, 2015
To Terry and all the Brunelle family
our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time
Bill and Maureen Lydon
May 14, 2015
BRUNELLE, ALBERT WILFRED
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Albert Wilfred Brunelle, Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy (Reserve), for extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in action against the enemy while serving as a Member of the crew of Motor Torpedo Boat FOUR HUNDRED NINETY-THREE (PT-493), when it attacked a Japanese Destroyer in Surigao Strait, Philippine Islands on 25 October 1944. During his ship's retirement from the attack, Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class Brunelle was on watch in the engine room when Japanese 4.7-inch shells twice passed through his compartment. Many items of machinery were wrecked, including the auxiliary generator, and a large hole was blown in the side of his ship below the water line. In utter disregard for his own personal safety, he took off his own life jacket and stuffed it into the hole in an attempt to stem the inrushing water. He made emergency repairs upon the machinery which enabled the boat, though apparently in a helpless condition, to maintain its course and escape from the enemy. His magnificent efforts, under the severest of conditions undoubtedly saved the lives of those on board who survived the enemy shelling. The exceptional heroism, intrepidity, and outstanding devotion to duty displayed by Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class Brunelle were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Born: March 8, 1923 at Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Home Town: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
mouse sorry for your family loss of a hero..
May 14, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He was a great Dad and someone I will always remember. Hope your Mom stays strong...I know my Mom is still missing my Dad very much. Take care and please give your Mom a hug for me.