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Theodore Higgins '57

Date of birth: June 15, 1935

Date of death: February 11, 1964

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1957 Lucky Bag:


Ted was lost on February 11, 1964 when his A-4 Skyhawk crashed into the sea while on approach to USS Bon Homme Richard.

From the April 1964 issue of Shipmate:

With the deepest regret we announce the death of Ted Higgins on 12 February as a result of an aircraft accident. Ted was in VA-143 operating from the BON HOMME RICHARD off the coast of Hawaii at the time of his accident. He leaves his widow, Lynn, 2 little girls, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Higgins of Griffin, Ga.

Ted's death leaves all of us with a deep sense of grief. By his personal example he emphasized those traits which the naval service is desirous of instilling in all of us. His loss has made each of us a little poorer.

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1957

Theodore is one of 38 members of the Class of 1957 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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