OBITUARY

Robert Franklin Briggs

October 21, 1946February 25, 2019
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Robert Franklin Briggs was born on October 21, 1946 in La Grande, Oregon and passed away on February 25, 2019 in Auburn, Washington.

Services

  • Viewing Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Family Committal Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert Franklin Briggs

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Bruce Olmsted

March 7, 2019

I had two of my most memorable annual training events with Bob in 1983 and 1988. In 1983 the 3-161 support platoon was tasked with supporting the battalion using its 5 ton trucks to move required logistical materials from one end of the Yakima training center to the other. Bob and his soldiers put over 1000 miles apiece on every truck and my jeep to make this a most successful operation. He was such a vital piece in making all this happen.

My memory is a little foggy when we teamed together once again in 1987-88 for a battalion operation at YTC. It was 3-161 in (M) providing OPFOR for the 81st bde(M). Bob was my operation sergeant and provided me with invaluable assistance and moral support to conduct war game planning and warfighter support.

Over the years we have run into each other during our national guard training. Each time it felt like a rekindling of our time past. I was shocked to see his passing and send my condolences to your family. He will always be in my memories.

My thoughts and prayers
Bruce Olmstead, Maj (Ret)

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