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“May God be with you and keep you strong. ”
1 of 62 | Posted by: charles jones - Durham, NC

“Dear Helena: I was greatly shocked today to learn of the passing of your father, General Briscoe. Please accept my sincere condolences. There is...Read More »
2 of 62 | Posted by: Dennis M. McCaskill, Jr. - Apex, NC

“To the Briscoe Family,Our heartfelt sympathy for the sorrow you feel. Thinking of you with caring thoughts and prayers at this time.Mark and Sylvia...Read More »
3 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Briscoe Family,Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.Sincerely,Mary H. Wilson...Read More »
4 of 62 | Posted by: Mary H Wilson - Atlantic City, NJ

“Dear Briscoe Family, I was so sorry to read about the loss of your dear love one Carl. My sincere condolences to all of you during this difficult...Read More »
5 of 62 | Posted by: ronnie - NJ

“To Vi,Carletta,Carl,and Mrs.Briscoe I wish to send my sincere condolences. I pray that The Lord will comfort you with His peace and surround you in...Read More »
6 of 62 | Posted by: JoAnn Allmond Treherne - Madison, TN

“Dearest Briscoe Family,We are so sorry for your loss. It has been a pleasure having General and Mrs Briscoe as our next door neighbors to learn true...Read More »
7 of 62 | Posted by: Borders Family - Atlantic City, NJ

“Carl hired me as the training technician when I was a 2LT. He was a mentor, teacher and role model to me during my career that spanned nearly 40...Read More »
8 of 62 | Posted by: COL (Ret) Fred Channels - VA

“Thank you General Briscoe for the being a part of the Virgin Islands Army National Guard (VING). MSG M. Roberts ”
9 of 62 | Posted by: Myrtle Roberts - Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

“May you find comfort knowing that God will take away your sadness and give you unspeakable joy.The McFadden Family ”
10 of 62 | Posted by: Muriel McFadden - Atlantic City, NJ

“To the Briscoe Family,We were saddened to hear about the passing of Carl. May God Bless You All during this difficult time of bereavement and may...Read More »
11 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“Lorraine, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. We had some wonderful times together being your next door neighbor for 40 years. We...Read More »
12 of 62 | Posted by: Adolphe & Bonnie Parker - FL

“My Sympathies to the General's Wife and children. I had the honor of working for the General when he served Mayor Usry as Business Administrator for...Read More »
13 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“To Vianna and family, I was very sad to hear about the loss of your beloved father. He was a true leader and trailblazer. You were blessed with...Read More »
14 of 62 | Posted by: Percy & Beverly Marshall-Luney - FL

15 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“I covered Gen. Briscoe in his role as BA. I respected Gen. Briscoe. He served AC and made it a better place on his watch. ”
16 of 62 | Posted by: Kevin Shelly - Collingswood, NJ

“Our deepest sympathy. May comfort come to you quickly. ”
17 of 62 | Posted by: Yvonne & Frank Doggett - NJ

“The Farris-Miyaos are thinking of the Briscoes during this difficult time. He was a great father and family man. ”
18 of 62 | Posted by: Sienna Farris - NY

“I worked with General Briscoe back in the 90's. What a Great Man! God Bless. ”
19 of 62 | Posted by: Kim Brown - Raleigh, NC

“To Carlotta and the family,The Gunter Family has you in continual prayer. Peace, Blessings and Love! ”
20 of 62 | Posted by: Shermaine Gunter-Gary - NJ

“My condolence To General Briscoe's Family May God heal your hearts.. ”
21 of 62 | Posted by: Loretta Benjamin

“To the Briscoe family, my condolances & prayers. Mr Briscoe was a wonderful man. My ex husband, Joel, worked with him for many years at the Armory in...Read More »
22 of 62 | Posted by: Katie Gillingham - Galloway, NJ

“Rest In Peace Uncle Carl. I have always looked up to you as long as I can remember. I am so glad that Justyn and I got a chance to visit you the year...Read More »
23 of 62 | Posted by: john martin - Pickerington, OH

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy. We hope with the passage of time will help ease your sadness and leave you with fond memories to...Read More »
24 of 62 | Posted by: Jackson Family - NJ

“Although no words can really help to ease the loss, just know that you are very close in my thoughts and prayers. ”
25 of 62 | Posted by: Courtney Gholson - Atlanta, GA

“My deepest sympathy to the Briscoe family in your time of sorrow. ”
26 of 62 | Posted by: Gwen Waples - Sicklerville, NJ

“The Briscoe family-He was a great soldier. We are beyond expression to learn of your great loss. God bless and confort you. CW4(Ret) Dan D'Amico ...Read More »
27 of 62 | Posted by: Donato D - Wildwood Crest, NJ

“The Prayers Of The Braithwaite Family are with you. Blessings Hilton"Booge"& Cheryl Braithwaite ”
28 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Briscoe Family: My prayers are with you.With Sympathy,Wilbur Fields, Atlantic City ”
29 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“To Lorraine and family you all are in my prayers for you all to keep strong and know that Carl is ok ”
30 of 62 | Posted by: A friend

“Worked for the man, a straight shooter, and proud to call him a friend. RIP, General. ”
31 of 62 | Posted by: Michael Toland - SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
32 of 62 | Posted by: Art & Sharon Valentine - NJ

“Carl was possibly the best boss I ever had. Always fair with with that sense of humor that eased difficult times and helped my when I needed it the...Read More »
33 of 62 | Posted by: Jack Clements - Hammonton, NJ

“I worked for Carl for many years and I can say we lost a real gentleman. He was possibly the best boss I ever had. Always fair with with that touch...Read More »
34 of 62 | Posted by: Jack Clements - Hammonton, NJ

“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
35 of 62 | Posted by: Ed and Kline Construction Co. - NJ

“My sincere condolences to the Briscoe family. Your loss is a Guard loss. May God bless. ”
36 of 62 | Posted by: Drue Kale - Port St. Lucie, FL

“The Briscoe Family has my sincere condolences in the lost of their love one. The Childs-Abdullah Family ”
37 of 62 | Posted by: constance childs-abdullah - NJ

“It was an honor to serve with him.A Btry 5th how Bn. 112 FA. ”
38 of 62 | Posted by: Sgt.Wilbur C. Battersby Sr. - FL

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
39 of 62 | Posted by: John E Paxton - NJ

“Surely an officer & a gentleman, fond memories to always hold on to. Our sincere sympathy to you mrs Briscoe and family. Frank & Lorraine...Read More »
40 of 62 | Posted by: Col &mrs ft Chickene - Sp lake, NJ

“Dear Briscoe family, I had the honor to serve with Carl. He was a great soldier, and really looked out for the men. When he moved onto the Hqs in...Read More »
41 of 62 | Posted by: BG (Ret) Jeffrey L. Pierson - NJ

“To Vianna and family, Condolences to you and the entire family during your time of loss. May you take solace in knowing that you had many years of...Read More »
42 of 62 | Posted by: Janis White - Oakland, FL

“To the Family, General Briscoe achieved many great things in his life. His greatest achievement though, is all of you, his family. He gave you all...Read More »
43 of 62 | Posted by: Eileen Rountree McLennan - NM

“Thank you for your service. God Bless ”
44 of 62 | Posted by: SFC Bill Suskevich - Toms River, NJ

“Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Briscoe and the Briscoe family. BG Briscoe was a very nice gentleman. Sincerely...Read More »
45 of 62 | Posted by: COL and Mrs. John Maier - NJ

“Deepest sympathies to the Briscoe family on your loss. It was my great please to work and serve with BG Briscoe during the mid and late 70's at the...Read More »
46 of 62 | Posted by: CW2 Dave Snedeker - Lawrenceville, NJ

“My deepest condolences to the family of General Briscoe. A fine soldier. ”
47 of 62 | Posted by: Bob Kusnirik - Absecon, NJ

“My condolences to the family at this time of bereavement. Gen. Briscoe always inspired me to achieve during his time in the New Jersey National Guard...Read More »
48 of 62 | Posted by: Kenneth B. Moore - NJ

“General Briscoe was a good friend with whom I served on several occasions. Some years later I also commanded the 50th Armored Division Artillery,...Read More »
49 of 62 | Posted by: Col. H.G. Pieretti - Somers Point, NJ

“I was so saddened to hear of your great loss and pray that you will find comfort and healing in all of the love directed at you during this difficult...Read More »
50 of 62 | Posted by: Diana Ash - Moreno Valley, CA

“I was 2LT when CPT Carl came to 157th FA Bn as Adjutant. We worked as a team for 20 years until Col Briscoe as DivArty CO took me with him to Trenton...Read More »
51 of 62 | Posted by: Charles J. Coyle LTC FA (Ret) - NJ

“Having served with the 5th BN. from 1975 until the switch to the 3rd BN. and thereafter, I had many occasions to enteract with BG Briscoe. He was...Read More »
52 of 62 | Posted by: 1SG-Ret.David E. Corbin - NJ

“I was in the Guard and was employed as an attorney in AC during Jim Usury's administration. Carl was always a gentleman, very competent and easy to...Read More »
53 of 62 | Posted by: Robert V Paschon, Brig Gen (Ret''d) USAF - NJ

“May the peace and blessings of the Creator be upon him.May he have a most gracious transition to his next life. O&O (over&out)SFC Al Wood ret. ”
54 of 62 | Posted by: Albert K. wood Jr - Ewing, NJ

“One of the finest soldiers I ever knew. A mentor, leader and friend. He served long and well. A true son of Atlantic City and the State of New...Read More »
55 of 62 | Posted by: Robert Preston, Col (ret) - FL

“My deepest condolences to the family. I go back with Gen Briscoe to the 116th AAA Bn in 1955. He was 2LT Briscoe then and my on-site supervisor. ...Read More »
56 of 62 | Posted by: James B. Lorenz CW4(Ret) - NJ

“R.I.P Uncle Carl. I remember the times where my Mother and I would leave New York early mornings on summer days to take the bus to Atlantic City. I...Read More »
57 of 62 | Posted by: Camera Stith-Scott - Suwanee, GA

“Rest in Peace, Uncle Carl! I'll always remember the good times in the summer when I use to visit. My best memory is seeing you in the kitchen cooking...Read More »
58 of 62 | Posted by: Ernnita Stith - Suwanee, GA

“Our Sincere Condolences to Vianna and family. May the fondest memories of your loved one warm your hearts during this time & forever. Warmest...Read More »
59 of 62 | Posted by: Brenda Lynch - Oakland, CA

“In loving memory, from Dru Burks and the Burks Family, our family prayers and thoughts are with the Briscoe family during these challenging times. ...Read More »
60 of 62 | Posted by: Dru Burks - Sacramento, CA

“Extending deepest sympathy to you at this time of sorrow. National Carrousels President ”
61 of 62 | Posted by: Mae R Carr - Chicago, IL

“Pop Pop! There are no words to express how much I love you. Your last 4 days that we spent together were the most magical days of my life. Thank you...Read More »
62 of 62 | Posted by: Karla Briscoe-Weldon - Oakland, CA

Carl E. Briscoe, Brigadier General (Retired), passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. General Briscoe was born August 22, 1924, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was drafted into the United States Army Corps on August 28, 1943. He served as chief clerk at Headquarters, McClellan Field, California, and on February 5, 1946, he was discharged as a sergeant. General Briscoe joined the New Jersey Army National Guard on March 1, 1948, as a sergeant and was later promoted to sergeant major of the 122nd AW Battalion. In January 1951, he accepted an appointment as warrant officer. After completion of the required education courses, he was commissioned a second lieutenant on June 29, 1953, and assigned adjutant of the 122nd AAA Gun Battalion. He served in that capacity until April 1955, at which time he was transferred to the 116th Gun Battalion (On-Site) in the Camden area. As the battalion adjutant, the unit was reorganized to a Nike-Ajax on-site unit, and on June 29, 1956, he was promoted to first lieutenant. After completing several air defense courses, on May 22, 1958, he was promoted to captain. He attended the Nike-Ajax Missile Officer Orientation course. On May 2, 1962, General Briscoe was reassigned to the 5th Battalion, 112th Field Artillery, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as adjutant, and he completed the field artillery courses. On January 24, 1966, he was promoted to major, and assigned as battalion operation officer. General Briscoe was reassigned as battalion executive officer on July 1, 1970, and on December 7, 1971, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and assumed command of the 5th Battalion, 112th Field Artillery. On December 1, 1974, he completed Command & General Staff College. On February 1, 1976, General Briscoe was appointed commanding officer of the 50th Armored Division Artillery and was promoted to colonel. His command consisted of 4 battalions. On September 1, 1977, he was transferred to Headquarters, New Jersey Army National Guard as the executive officer, assuming staff responsibility for 16, 000 troops, 2000 employees, 5 billion dollars of federal property, and budget responsibility for over 120 million dollars. On May 1, 1979, he was appointed director of the State Area Command. He was recommended by President Reagan to Congress and appointed Brigadier General on August 23, 1979. On December 12, 1982, General Briscoe was appointed adjutant general, United States Virgin Islands and served as military advisor to the governor and was in charge of the Virgin Island Army & Air National Guard. General Briscoe retired on July 15, 1983, having served for thirty-eight years. From March 14, 1984 to June 29, 1990, he was employed as business administrator for the City of Atlantic City. General Briscoe's military decorations include the Army's Legion of Merit, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, American Campaign, World War II Victory Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Achievement Medal, New Jersey Medal of Honor, and the New Jersey Recruiting Award. General Briscoe also retired from the Federal Employees System, GS14, August 22, 1979, after 32 years of service. He was a federal technician with the New Jersey Army National Guard. He was a loving husband, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was married to his wife, Lorraine, for over 68 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine A. Briscoe; his four children, Carletta A. Briscoe, Carl E. Briscoe, Jr. (Phoebe), Vianna Briscoe (Timothy Weldon), and Helena C Hankins; nine grandchildren, Talib H. Briscoe, Karla A. Briscoe-Weldon, Christopher C. Briscoe-Weldon, Damien Hankins, Justin Hankins, Aliyah Ali, Khalia Ali, Angelica Ali, and Maria Hankins; and eight great grandchildren, Talib Hashim Briscoe, Jr., Marley Reed Briscoe, Taj Malik Briscoe, Ania Nzinga Briscoe, Damien Hankins, Jr., Klaudia Hankins, Alexia Hankins, and Daniel Hankins.

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