Brooklyn, New York
US Army – Vietnam Era – Europe
James Howley Briggs was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 27, 1940. After joining the army on January 4, 1963, he was assigned to the Signal Corps and trained as a switchboard operator.
He served in the Allied Forces Central Command in Fontainebleu, France. He received an honorable discharge, early release upon return from overseas service on December 17, 1965.
James was the son of James H. Briggs, Sr. and Ruth L. Briggs. After leaving the army, he worked at Bloomingdale’s Department Store. He liked to travel, and enjoyed being a special uncle to all his nieces and nephews.
SP4 Briggs was interred in the Avenue of 444 Flags during the ossuary dedication on Veterans Day, November 11, 2012.