1st Lieutenant Briggs
  • Rank: 1st Lieutenant
  • Unit: 2nd Ranger Battalion, Company C
  • Commanding Officer: Captain John Miller

Lieutenant Briggs (Rolf Saxon) was injured soon after Company C landed on Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944. Responding to Brigg's cries for help, Captain Miller found his officer and attempted to drag him to a safer position. Moments later Briggs was killed when an artillery shell landed nearby and he was torn in half. Unaware of his comrade's grisly fate, Miller continued to drag Brigg's mangled upper body until he realized what had happened and dropped the lifeless corpse.

It is interesting to note that Briggs initially indicates that he has been "hit low." The German beach defenses were generally planned so that machine guns were sited to fire within two feet of the beach surface so that no fire would be wasted over the heads of the incoming Allied troops.

Briggs is a fictional character.


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