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Col. Carroll Dale Briscoe

Posted By Hall-Wynne On February 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Carroll Dale Briscoe, Col. USAF Retired, passed away on February 15, 2009 at The Arbor at Galloway Ridge in Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC.

Colonel Briscoe was born on Feb. 9, 1921 near Tipton, OK, son of Jefferson C. Briscoe and Bertha Gore Briscoe. Colonel Briscoe graduated from Tipton, OK High School in 1938 and attended the University of Oklahoma, before entering the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet program in August 1941. He completed advanced flight training as a Second Lieutenant in March 1942. His wartime service included a tour, 1942-43, as Airplane Commander and Flight Commander of a B-17 Group, stationed at Thurleigh Air Base near Bedford, England, conducting combat operations over occupied France and Germany. For this service, he was awarded the Eighth Air Force Certificate of Valor, the Distinguished Flying Cross, on two occasions the Air Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Distinguished Unit Citation. In December 1944, he returned to England to join the First Scouting Force, flying P-51 Mustangs. Following WWII, Colonel Briscoe had assignments at numbered Air Force Headquarters and at Headquarters USAF, as well as the Pentagon, where he served three years as Executive Secretary of the Air staff Board. He also earned a degree with the University of Maryland. Colonel Briscoe retired from the Air Force in 1970, as a Colonel and a Command Pilot, and began a career with USAA, retiring as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the USAA Life Insurance Company in 1986. Colonel Briscoe served on the boards of numerous civic groups and foundations including: The Air Force Village Foundation, Air Force Village II, Executive Service Corps of San Antonio, and as President of the 306th Bombardment Group “First Over Germany” Memorial Association.

Col. Briscoe was preceded in death by his wife of 66 ½ years, Beti Bretherton Briscoe. He is survived by two daughters, Jun Martz and son-in-law, Uzal Martz, of Fearrington Village, NC, and Beti Ann Sickert and son-in-law, Paulo Sickert, of Chapel Ridge, NC; four grandchildren, Cameron Martz, Lisa Sickert Ward, Eric Martz, Jennifer Sickert Schoenherr; and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the Auditorium of Galloway Ridge at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28, 2009, with Rev. Hannah McManus and Rev. Dr. Steve McElroy presiding. Interment will be at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.griffinfuneral.com Select Obituaries. Arrangements are under the care of Griffin Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro.

Condolences for the family of “Col. Carroll Dale Briscoe”

Condolence from Sue & Larry Smith on February 20th, 2009 12:00 am

How proud he was of his whole family…you could see it in his smile. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you. May God Bless and surround you with His love and peace.

Sincerely, Sue & Larry

Condolence from Roger and Cathy Keindl on February 18th, 2009 12:00 am

Beti Ann – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! xoxoxo

Condolence from Cecilia Overshiner on February 19th, 2009 12:00 am

We were blessed to have known Col. Broscoe and will cherish our memories of him and his dear wife, Beti. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of his family members. May God grant you His peace and comfort as you mourn his loss. Love, Cecilia and Denny Overshiner

Condolence from Clelia Crimmins on February 19th, 2009 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you and the entire family. Love to all of you.
Tom & Clelia Crimmins

Condolence from Jack Mondin on February 19th, 2009 12:00 am

My prayers are with the fmily in their time of loss. I knew the Briscoe’s from my 35 years at USAA. What a great couple they were and we were fortunate to have had them on our team! God bless!

Condolence from Pat Krbec, Director of Resident Services on February 19th, 2009 12:00 am

Briscoe Family,
I work at The Towers and it was such a pleasure to have them live in our building. They were very kind and personable and you never saw them apart. Now, they will be together again. May you have many fond memories to cherish to provide you comfort.

Condolence from Kancitis’s on February 19th, 2009 12:00 am

Although we did not have the privilege of knowing your father, Beti Ann, we know how close your family was and how much you loved and respected your dad. We are so sorry about this great loss. God bless you and your family.
Andy and Shelley

Condolence from Albert McMahan on April 1st, 2009 12:00 am

Jun, Beti Ann,

My sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. I will miss seeing he and your mother at our 306th reunions.

I was the tail gunner on his crew for several missions in June 1943. His cool demeanor while being shot at by flak and fighters was helpful to all.

Again my condolences to you.

Albert McMahan

Condolence from Richard Barnes on April 24th, 2009 12:00 am

June and Beti Ann probably spelled that wrong.

Good to see you in DC. The ceremony was an honor to be part of.

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