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Sgt Herschel Floyd Briles
Birth: Feb. 7, 1914
Colfax
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1994, USA

Staff Sergeant Briles was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Germany in November 1944. 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. (bio by: Kent Kooi) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Henry Briles (1876 - 1946)
  Ida Ellen Gouty Briles (1875 - 1930)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Briles (1899 - 1970)*
  Blanch Viola Briles Morgan (1900 - 1978)*
  Zella Glant Briles Schlosser (1901 - 1993)*
  Grace E Briles Beals (1904 - 1988)*
  Arthur D Briles (1911 - 1982)*
  Herschel Floyd Briles (1914 - 1994)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waveland Cemetery
Prairie City
Jasper County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kent Kooi
Record added: Jan 11, 2003
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Sgt Herschel Floyd Briles
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Sgt Herschel Floyd Briles
Added by: Kent Kooi
 
Sgt Herschel Floyd Briles
Added by: Kent Kooi
 
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