|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1989|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2012, Afghanistan|
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 was born 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 1st 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. He is survived by his wife, Shelby Allen Higgins of Savannah, GA.; father, Danny R. Higgins of Hurst, TX.; mother, Patti Stone Sells of Tybee Island, GA.; brothers, Dillon Henegar, Hunter Higgins, Noah Sells; grandparents, Gerald and Betty Higgins and Glen Roy and Martha Dickens.
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 15, 2012
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