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Frank Winfield Briggs

Graduating Class of 1943
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Private Briggs

Frank Winfield Briggs

33rd Infantry Division
136th Infantry Regiment


Madison, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Morotai Island, Indonesia

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, WI

More About Private Briggs

Private Frank W. Briggs graduated from West High School in Madison, Wis., and began studying agricultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prior to WWII. Private Briggs enlisted Dec. 15, 1942, and was stationed in Hawaii and New Guinea during his service. After being wounded in action in 1944, this hero urged Army medics to help other injured service members first. He died of his wounds on Jan. 1, 1945, while on Morotai Island, south of the Philippines. Private Briggs was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously on March 27, 1945, "for Military Merit and for wounds received in action resulting in his death".