Saturday, April 14, 2012

Army Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas

Sgt Higgins was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; died Apr. 14, 2012 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by enemy small-arms fire.

Sgt. Higgins was born in Irving on Jan. 31, 1989, to Danny R. Higgins and Patti Stone Sells.

He grew up in the Yantis and Sulphur Springs area and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 2007.

Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a rifleman, grenadier, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and a Ranger team leader.

Sgt. Higgins was currently serving in the Hunter Army Airfields First Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He had completed four deployments to the Middle East, one to Iraq and three to Afghanistan; he was serving his fourth tour in Afghanistan.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart.

Army Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins was killed in action on 4/14/12.

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