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Robert Lee "Buddy" Brashears

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Voces de Santa Fe honors your memory. 

 

ACTIVITY DURING WWII 
SERVED IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC 12/28/43 TO 12/22/45. SERVED ON USS YMS-431. AWARDED THE ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 1 STAR, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND WWII VICTORY MEDAL. 

A YMS (YARD MINE SWEEPER) PROVED TO BE ONE OF THE U.S. NAVY'S MORE DURABLE & VERSATILE TYPES.  THEY WERE USED DURING WWII FOR INSHORE SWEEPING (FOR MINES) TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT.  A FEW LOCATIONS FOR THE USS YMS-431 WERE 
HAWAII, OKINAWA, HIRO WAN, HIROSHIMA AND KURE HARBOR.

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Maria Montez-Skolnik

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Both sides of my family trace their roots in the Santa Fé area to the 1600s.  In the earlier years they were primarily farmers, builders, craftsmen, artists (wood carvers and weavers), and educators.  I graduated from SFHS & NMSU and received my BA & MA in Speech & Language Pathology. I divide my time between Santa Fé and the San Francisco Bay Area.  

 

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