Trigg Thomas Brooks
Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Trigg T. Brooks was born on
October 31, 1920 in Birmingham, Jefferson County,Alabama.
He enlisted in the National Guard in 1940. After his discharge from the National Guard he enlisted in
the Air Corps Branch of the Regular Army on June 13, 1941 at Camp Blanding, Florida. At the time
of his enlistment in the Air Corps his home of residence was listed as Choctaw County, Alabama
and his civilian occupation was listed as Surveyor. He had completed three years of High School
and was single with no dependents at the time of his enlistment. His religion was listed as Protestant.
The date of his commission as an officer in the Infantry is unknown.
He married Natalie LaRue on 10 July 1942 in New York City, New York.
First Lieutenant Brooks was
killed in action in Germany in the Branscheid sector
during the attack toward the city of Prüm on February 5, 1945.
Above: Entry from the
diary of Captain Clifford "Swede" Henley noting that
Lieutenant Trigg Brooks was "killed by mortar shell."
Newspaper clipping announcing the death of Trigg T. Brooks
by Dianne Gravlee from the Find A Grave website
Trigg T. Brooks was originally
buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium in Block B Row 8 Grave 182 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: Plot H, Row 6, Grave 45
Grave marker for Trigg T. Brooks,
the US and Belgian flags
Photo by Dianne Gravlee from the Find A Grave website
Top photo by Dianne Gravlee from the Find A Grave website
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