William Karr Higgins
Born 1930 Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 16296498
Killed while a Prisoner of War
Died July 20, 1950 in Korea Private First Class Higgins was a member of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and was killed by a guard during the march near Manpo, North Korea on November 2, 1950. His remains were not recovered. PFC Higgins was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Source: Korean War Honor Roll, American Battle Monuments Commission