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


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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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 1945, Medal of Honor
 
Title
Deceased Member (Honor Roll)

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1945
   
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  • Adkison (MOH), Joseph Bernard, Sgt, (1917-1921)
  • Baca, JOHN P., SP 4, (1969-1970)
  • Brown (MOH), Robert Evan, CPT, (1918-1952)
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