Melvin Gear Biggs

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NameMelvin Gear Biggs
Serial Number
Highest RankSeaman 2nd Class
Service BranchCoast Guard Reserve
War/ActionWorld War II
Date of Birth9/16/1921
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownDenver
Date of Death6/13/1943
Place of DeathAtlantic Ocean
Place of BurialFort Logan National Cemetery, Denver (Cenotaph)
CircumstancesKilled In Action
BiographySon of Harry Martin and Nellie G. Biggs. Brother of Kenneth Loftus Biggs, Don Biggs and two sisters. Graduated North High School. Lost when USCGC Escanaba likely hit by mine while escorting convoy in north Atlantic. Also cenotaph at East Coat Memorial at Manhattan, New York.
InscriptionPanel: 4, Column: 2, Row: 12
Added to Database6/30/2001
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