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Quantico National Cemetery in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial

 
 
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By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
1. U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial Marker
Inscription.
To honor U.S. Servicemen and Women held prisoner by terrorists.

In Memory of
Colonel Rich Higgins, USMC
15 January 1945 - 6 July 1990
National War College Class 1985

Qui procol hing, qui ante deim periit:
sed miles sed pro patria

He died far away, before his time,
but as a soldier and for his Country

 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 38° 32.493′ N, 77° 21.622′ W. Marker is in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Quantico Drive. Touch for map. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail, located near the center of the cemetery grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Triangle VA 22172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Edson's Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Marine Division Association Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Purple Heart Memorial
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By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
2. U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial Marker
The Commonwealth of Virginia Memorial is in the right background. See list of related markers for more information.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Marine Division (within shouting distance of this marker); The ‘Striking Sixth’ Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Marine Division Association Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quantico National Cemetery.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the Quantico National Cemetery Memorial Trail. Links to other markers along the Memorial Trail are provided in the Related Markers section below.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Military
 
U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 2, 2007
3. U.S. Servicemen and Women Held Prisoner by Terrorists Memorial Marker
The bench also has a dedication plaque that reads:
In memory of all our Veterans
Battlefield Post 9808
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Mechanicsville, VA
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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