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Sgt Tanner S. Higgins

Sgt. Tanner S. Higgins, 23, of Yantis, Texas, died Apr. 14 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. Sgt Higgins enlisted in the Army in 2007 and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he also graduated from the Basic Airborne Course and Ranger Assessment and Selection Program. Higgins was assigned to his company in July 2008 and had since served as a rifleman, grenadier, automatic rifleman, gun team leader and a Ranger team leader. His military education included the Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, U.S. Army Ranger Course, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, U.S. Army Sniper School, and he was a Warrior Leader Course Distinguished Leadership Awardee. Among his awards are, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart.

Service Schedule
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:
Lake Fork Baptist Church
9483 W. FM 515
Alba, TX

Burial Schedule
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Location: Cypress Cemetery
Cypress Cemetery

To be updated..





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  1. AimHigh
    April 17th, 2012 at 14:39 | #1

    To the Family of Sgt Tanner Higgins,

    May the embrace of our Lord be with all of you through this difficult time. We are very grateful for Tanner’s service to God and Country. He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.

    Semper Fi and God Speed
    The Magner Family

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