William James Briscoe
Captain, United States Army
PLACE TO HERO'S WIDOW
WASHINGTON, June 22, 1923 - One of the last acts of President Harding before he started on his Western trip was to sign an executive order placing permananently in the Government service Mrs. Amelia V. Briscoe, widow of Captain William J. Briscoe, who lost his life in saving two natives in the Philipines.
Captain Briscoe in fighting a forest fire near
Camp John Hay, saw teo Igornote soldiers, blinded and bewildered, surrounded
by the flames. He rescued them, but died from his injuries.
Posted: 3 December 2007