Melvin G Briggs

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NameMelvin G Briggs
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Highest Rank
Service BranchCoast Guard
War/ActionWorld War II
Date of Birth1/1/1922
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownDenver
Date of Death6/13/1943
Place of DeathAtlantic Ocean
Place of Burial
CircumstancesKilled In Action
BiographySon of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Briggs. Was athlete at North High School in Denver and graduated in 1939. Brother of Coast Guard member Kenneth Briggs, Don Briggs and 2 sisters. Died when USS Escanaba hit mine and sank rapidly in frigid waters during the Battle of the Atlantic. Body never recovered.
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Added to Database1/1/2013
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