Briles, Herschel Floyd, 1st Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
616-Tank Gunner
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, HHC, 899th Tank Battalion
Service Years
1941 - 1945

First Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1914
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Briles, Herschel Floyd (MOH), 1st Sgt.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Colfax, Iowa
Last Address
Prairie City, Iowa

Date of Passing
Jul 17, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Waveland Cemetery - Prairie City, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1945, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He rescued several men from a burning tank destroyer. The next morning, he fired a machinegun with such accuracy that 55 Germans surrendered. Later that day, he again left a position of cover to rescue wounded comrades. He was assigned to Co. C., 899th Tank Destroyer Batallion.

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WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
(Central Europe Campaign 22 March to 11 May 1945) Following the Battle of the Bulge the Allies had pushed through to the Rhine. On 22 March 1945 they began their assault across the river, and by I April the Ruhr was encircled. Armored columns raced across Germany and into Austria and Czechoslovakia. On 25 April, the day American and Russian forces met on the Elbe, strategic bombing operations came to an end. Germany surrendered on 7 May 1945 and operations officially came to an end the following day, although sporadic actions continued on the European front until 11 May.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Apr 5, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion/A Battery

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  675 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Lucian (MOH), S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Black, Eric Major, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blalock, Dennis Ferrell, COL, (1941-1970)
  • Bolio, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Bolling, Alexander Russell, MG, (1939-1973)
  • Burford, Chris
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