Virginia Heroes

William Augustus Higgins

Captain, Marine Corps

Born: May 28, 1923
Hometown: Sussex County
Served In: Korea, World War II
Casualty Date: January 15, 1953
Died In: Korea
Awards: Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal

Captain Higgins served with 115th Marine Fighter Squadron, 33rd Marine Aircraft Group when he was shot down in Korea.

He was a graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech).

His name is etched in the Courts of the Missing in the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.


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