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Brickner, Roy


Rank: Machinist Mate 1c
Serial Number: 1147896
Military Branch: US Navy-USS Kidder DD-319
Origin: Pennsylvania
Date of Death: 1958-1-24
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
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Roy Brickner was born March 3, 1893 in Pennsylvania and died January 16, 1958 in California. He is buried in San Diego's Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Plot R, Lot 111. He enlisted in the Navy in 1914 and retired December 1, 1939; then was released from service on February 18, 1944. 1920 census data showe Roy and his shipmates are shown as being in the Navy.Census data shows that Roy was married to his wife, Leatha J. Brickner.

No records for Brickner show up on the Ancestry.com Navy Muster Rolls. He was in the Navy during WW1. He was on the USS Kidder, DD-319 when he received his engraved Good Conduct medal dated November 17, 1922, after 8 years of service. His second GCM is shown by a bar engraved "USS Kidder #319" on the front and "C.S.C. 52282 17 nOV. 1926". Another bar on the Good Conduct medal is engraved "1932" on the front, and "Roy Brickner" on the reverse.

This group includes the WW1 Victory medal, WW1 Discharge button, the Good Conduct medal adorned as described above,  Second Nicaraguan medal, edge numbered "M. No. 4949" with its numbered box, a bronze medallion for the Australian cruise of 145 ships in 1925, and a yellow silk guest ribbon for the Pacific Fleet viewing at San Francisco in 1923, about 35 real photos and photo postcards of early Navy ships, especially 4 stack destroyers, plus internet research.