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Pearl Harbor survivor Richard C. ‘Dick’ Higgins dies at 102

Richard C. “Dick” Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, has died, a family member said Wednesday. He was 102.

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ANGELA NORTON VIA AP

This April 28, 1944 family photo provided by Angela Norton shows Richard and Winnie Ruth Higgins on their wedding day in Lake City, Fla.. Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home in Bend, Ore. He was 102.
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Just before the start of the ceremony, Pearl Harbor survivors visit with each other. John Huges, Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins visits with National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez, center, on Dec. 7, 2012.
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Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, talks to Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins, from Bend, Ore., during the unveiling of a new submarine exhibit at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park on Dec. 7, 2016.
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Army Sgt. Dylan Streveler meets Richard Higgins, a Pearl Harbor survivor, during the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance on Dec. 7, 2021.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins renders a salute during the 80th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Remembrance. Dec. 7, 2021 on the 80th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu.
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Lt. Chip Lewis speaks with Richard Higgins after helping to escort him to his seat prior to the start of the 80th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 2021, at Kilo Pier on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home in Bend, Ore. He was 102.
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ANGELA NORTON VIA AP

This photo provided by Angela Norton shows Pearl Harbor survivor Richard C. "Dick" Higgins in Bend, Ore., on his 102nd birthday on July 24, 2023. Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home in Bend, Ore. He was 102.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins listens to a speaker during a ceremony at Bend High School in Bend, Ore., on Dec. 7, 2023, to honor him as well as those who died in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home in Bend, Ore. He was 102.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Higgins waves to a crowd of students and community members as he is introduced at a ceremony Dec. 7, 2023, at Bend High School in Bend, Ore., to honor him as well as those who died in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Higgins, one of the few remaining survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home in Bend, Ore. He was 102.

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