Caruthersville in Pemiscot County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
General John M. Riggs
LTG Riggs, a 1964 graduate of Caruthersville High School entered the army as an enlisted man in 1965. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1969, he is a graduate of Infantry Officers Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He served a combat tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. LTG Riggs commanded at company, battalion, brigade, division, and army levels serving in Vietnam, Germany, Korea, Belgium and numerous assignments throughout the United States. As of the date of this dedication, his general officer service included: Assistant Division Commander 3rd Infantry Division in Germany; Deputy Commanding General United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Operations and Plans, Washington, DC; and Commanding General 7th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Location. 36° 11.651′ N, 89° 39.406′ W. Marker is in Caruthersville, Missouri, in Pemiscot County. Marker is at the intersection of West 3rd Street and Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 3rd Street. Located in the General John Riggs Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caruthersville MO 63830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sterling Price Reynolds (approx. ¼ mile away); Caruthersville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Col. John B. England (approx. 1½ miles away); General Clifton Bledsoe Cates (approx. 15.9 miles away in Tennessee); Capture of Island No. 10 (approx. 16 miles away in Tennessee); Tiptonville Presbyterian Church (approx. 16.2 miles away in Tennessee).
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