CW2 Melvin F. Breeden was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/30/2003 at the age of 75.2
Amarillo, TX
Flight Classes 57-11 and 57-12
Date of Birth 05/26/1928
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 406 TC DET in 65-66
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search 090108

More detail on this person: Melvin Breeden, 75, of Amarillo died Wednesday, July 30, 2003.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Paramount Terrace Christian Church with the Rev. Scott Greer officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Breeden was born May 26, 1928, in Gageby and graduated from Quail High School. He earned his associate's degree at Amarillo College. He married Janet Davis Turner on June 20, 1992, in Amarillo.

Mr. Breeden retired from the Army after serving for 20 years. Twelve and one-half years of that time were spent overseas. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, receiving several medals for each tour. He was a lifetime member of the VFW No. 1475 and a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

He was a member of Paramount Terrace Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; six children, Linda, Kathy, Leon, Larry, Jim and Jane; and several grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, 600 W. 11th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101; or Paramount Terrace Christian Church building fund, 4000 Mays St., Amarillo, TX 79109.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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