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Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missle Destroyer<br/>
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Keel Laid 14 November 1996 - Launched 4 October 1997<br/><br/>
 
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Latest revision as of 15:33, 30 June 2020

Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Arleigh Burke Class (Flight II) Guided Missile Destroyer
    Keel Laid 14 November 1996 - Launched 4 October 1997

  1. USS HIGGINS DDG-76
  2. Commissioned (Special) 24 February 1999
    Commissioned 24 April 1999
Higgins DDG76 1 Crest.jpg

Naval Covers

This section lists active links to the pages displaying covers associated with the ship. There should be a separate set of pages for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Covers should be presented in chronological order (or as best as can be determined).

Since a ship may have many covers, they may be split among many pages so it doesn't take forever for the pages to load. Each page link should be accompanied by a date range for covers on that page.

  1. USS Higgins DDG-76 Covers Page 1    (1997-2008)

 

Postmarks

This section lists examples of the postmarks used by the ship. There should be a separate set of postmarks for each incarnation of the ship (ie, for each entry in the "Ship Name and Designation History" section). Within each set, the postmarks should be listed in order of their classification type. If more than one postmark has the same classification, then they should be further sorted by date of earliest known usage.

A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
>>> If you have a better example for any of the postmarks, please feel free to replace the existing example.


 

Postmark Type
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Killer Bar Text

Postmark
Date
Thumbnail Link To
Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
To
Full Cover Image


 

Locy Type FDC F

"FIRST TO FIGHT"

1999-04-24

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990424 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990424 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

Locy Type FDPS 2-2(n+)
(USS, FPO AP
96667-1291)

1999-04-24

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990424 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990424 2 Front.jpg

Cacheted by - , First Day of Postal Service


 

Locy Type 2-2(n+)
(USS, FPO AP
96667-1291)

1999-06-01

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990601 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990601 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type 9-2(n+)
(USS, FPO AP
96667-1291)

1999-06-01

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990601 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 19990601 1 Front.jpg

Ship's cachet, serviced by Wolfgang Hechler


 

Locy Type
11-2n
(USS,FPO AP 96667)

2017-08-23

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20170823 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20170823 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet. Cover serviced by Alex Hamling


 

Locy Type
12-2(n+)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1291)

2008-06-27

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20080627 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20080627 1 Front.jpg

Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type
12-2cn
(USS,FPO AP 96667)

2018-02-16

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20180216 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20180216 1 Front.jpg

On the back of a cover. From the Thad Kaczkowski collection.


 

Locy Type
13-2(n+)
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1291)

2006-11-14

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20061114 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20061114 1 Front.jpg

Ships cachet. Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski


 

Locy Type F
(USS,FPO
AP 96667-1291)

2008-06-27

GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20080627 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Higgins DDG76 20080627 1 Front.jpg

Cover serviced by Thad Kaczkowski

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Colonel William Richard Higgins, USMC (January 15 1945 – July 6 1990).
Col. Higgins was captured in 1988 while serving on a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. He was held hostage, tortured and eventually brutally murdered by his captors.
Col. Higgins’ military decorations include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with combat "V", Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with bronze star and combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with silver star, Staff Service Honor Medal, United Nations Medal, and numerous unit commendations and campaign ribbons.
On March 18, 1992, President George Bush posthumously awarded Col. Higgins the Presidential Citizens Medal.
In April 2003, after over 10 years of trying to have Col. Higgins recognized as a prisoner of war, he was posthumously awarded a Prisoner of War Medal.

The ships sponsor is Lieutenant Colonel Robin Higgins, USMC (Ret), wife of Colonel William Higgins, USMC.

 


 

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