Photo courtesy of East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association
David Hezekiah Briggs Jr. (1924-1944)
MC Class: ex-1946
Years at MC: 1942-1943 (Freshman)
Hometown: Maryville, Tennessee
Life at MC: Science major; Football, Student Council, Lived in Carnegie Hall and roomed with George Callahan
Military Branch: US Army
Military Unit: 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Rank: Private First Class
Medals Awarded: Purple Heart
Date Missing: N/A
Date of Death: 15 August 1944
Location of Death: Near Tinchebray, Normandy, France
Circumstances of Death: Killed in action near Tinchebray, Normandy, France (Company B, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division)
Burial/Memorial Information: Plot F, Row 9, Grave 16, Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Department de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France (burial: https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/briggs%3Ddavid and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56353468/david-h-briggs) and East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (memorial: https://etvma.org/veterans/david-h-briggs-jr-7213/)
Additional Information: Son of Dr. David Hezekiah Briggs (MC Class of 1919 and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Education at MC)
1943 MC Football Team (Briggs is back row, fourth from right)
October 7, 1944 Highland Echo article announcing death of David H. Briggs Jr.
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