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Briggs, Oscar Hulon

Male Abt 1919 - 2007  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Briggs, Oscar Hulon  [1
    Born Abt 1919 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 20016 
    Died 18 Jan 2007  Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19633  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Briggs, Oscar Thurman,   b. 27 Dec 1888,   d. 2 Nov 1957  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Love, Annie Rivers,   b. 23 May 1890, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1983, Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Reference Number 307746 
    Family ID F8850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F8849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 2007 - Alamance County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Bartlett Yancey High School Class of 1936 Reunion Letter
    Bartlett Yancey High School Class of 1936 Reunion Letter

  • Notes 
    • Oscar Hulon Briggs (c.1919-2007)

      1936 BYHS Class Reunion Newspaper Item

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Find A Grave Memorial #80178936: Oscar Hulon Briggs
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      Graham, NC - Mr. O. Hulon Briggs, 88, of 512 Oakwood Lane, died Thursday, January 18, 2007 at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell after five years of failing health. A native of Caswell County, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gretchen W. Briggs of the home; two daughters, Lynn Briggs of Graham and Carol Briggs and her husband David Scott-Cowan of Sussex, England; one son, Oscar Briggs and his wife Karen of Hurt, Virginia; two grandchildren, Caitlin Briggs and Alex Cowan. One of six children, he leaves a sister, Ruth Kimbro of Martinsville, Virginia; along with nine nieces and nephews. Hulon was a World War II veteran and served in the European Theater as part of "The Mighty 8" Air Corps, completing thirty combat missions as a top-turret gunner on B-24s. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a 1950 graduate of Tri-State University where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired from Western Electric after 21 years of service.

      Upon retirement he worked with the Western Electric Pioneers and served as a Hospice Volunteer. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Graham, a Past-Patron of the Battle of Alamance Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a Past-Master of the Thomas M. Holt Lodge #492. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church of Graham by Dr. Ken Hall. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the Church Fellowship Hall and at other times at the family home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, N.C. 27215 or the First United Methodist Church of Graham, 303 N. Main Street, Graham, N.C. 27253. Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Graham is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at info@richandthompson.com.

      Source: The Caswell Messenger, 24 January 2007.
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      World War II Service Record
      Name: Oscar Hulon Briggs
      Date of Entrance in Service: May 5, 1942
      Branch of Service: Army Air Corps, 453rd Bomb Group
      Training Stations: Kessler Field, Texas; Buckley Field, Colorado; Charleston Army Air Base, South Carolina; Fort Myers, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho; March Field, California; Laredo, Texas; Tyndall Field, Florida.
      Parents' Name: Mr. & Mrs. Oscar T. Briggs
      Date of Embarkation: December 22, 1942
      Theater of Operations: European, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland
      Medals Earned: European-African-Middle Eastern with four Bronze Stars, Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross
      Date Returned to United States: November 6, 1944
      Discharged: Fort Bragg, North Carolina, September 10, 1945
      Rank: Staff Sergeant
      Time Served: Two years, six months

      Source: Service Record Book of Men and Women of Yanceyville, N.C., and Community, Sponsored by the V.F.W. Post No. 7316 (1948).

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Obituary of O. Hulon Briggs (The Caswell Messenger, 24 January 2007).