In Memory of
Harry Edward Brigham
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
October 15, 1923 - February 8, 1945
Killed in Action in Luxembourg
Harry Edward Brigham was born on
October 15, 1923, to Richard and Marie Brigham. Brigham grew up in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota. He was employed at Tri State Transportation Company from 1940 to
1943. On February 26, 1940, Harry married Frances Maye Moore in Primghar,
Iowa. They had one daughter named Phyllis Maye who was born on March 9, 1944,
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Harry Edward Brigham entered the
service on June 19, 1943, with the army. In December of 1943, Brigham was sent
overseas and served with the armored infantry. He was also served in the tank
corps and with a medic unit. Brigham fought in England, France, and Germany. In
the fall of 1944, Corporal Brigham received the Bronze Star Medal. Corporal
Brigham was also awarded the Purple Heart.
Harry Edward Brigham died on February 8, 1945, in Luxembourg. He was killed in
the line of duty while going out after wounded soldiers. Corporal Brigham was
never able to see his daughter Phyllis who was nearly one year old at the time
of his death. Corporal Brigham’s body was laid to rest in Luxembourg.
Corporal Harry Edward Brigham sacrificed his life for the United States and will
always be remembered for his faithful service to his country.
was respectfully submitted by Michelle Garrels, Tenth Grade, Sioux Falls
Christian High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 5, 2002. Information
for this entry was provided by Frances Frost, widow of Corporal Harry Edward
Brigham, as well as the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and South Dakota
Veterans Bonus Records.