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Spec Marvin Clarence Briss

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Spec Marvin Clarence Briss

  • Birth 6 Nov 1948 Binford, Griggs County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 28 May 1969 Vietnam
  • Burial Glenfield, Foster County, North Dakota, USA
  • Memorial ID 47702907

SP4 E4-Infantryman. KIA. Recon Platoon, Echo Company, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, U.S. Army.

SP4 Briss was featured in the June 27, 1969 LIFE magazine cover article entitled "The Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll."

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 23W, Line 006.
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MARVIN BRISS, 20, DIES IN VIETNAM
Spec. 4 Marvin C. Briss, 20 year-old son of Mrs. Sivert Larson, Binford, was killed in action in Vietnam. He had been in Vietnam since October, and in the army since May, 1968. Services will be in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Binford at a time to be set. Quam-Plaistad Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born at Cooperstown, November 6, 1948, the son of Clarence and Ella Briss. His father, Clarence, died in 1962.

In early April, he was wounded and hospitalized. He was decorated twice this winter, with the Air Medal and the Army
Commendation Medal for Heroism. From October 24 to February 8 he participated in more than 25 aerial missions over hostile territory, and received the Air Medal in recognition of his “meritorious achievement – outstanding degree of professionalism – devotion to duty” in that time. For action as Rifleman with an Infantry unit January 19, he was awarded the Army Commendation medal for “heroic actions – in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.” Courier, Cooperstown, North Dakota, June 5, 1969


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  • Created by: lk51t
  • Added: 7 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47702907
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Marvin Clarence Briss (6 Nov 1948–28 May 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47702907, citing Glenfield Cemetery, Glenfield, Foster County, North Dakota, USA ; Maintained by lk51t (contributor 46777087) .