This memorial to Higgins, his boats, and the men who rode ashore in them has been given to the people of France by the citizens of Columbus, Nebraska, the birthplace of Andrew Jackson Higgins.

The memorial here is a replica of a memorial built in Columbus in 2001, and is also a celebration of partnership between Columbus and Sainte Marie du Mont… two communities tied together by history and a heritage of freedom.

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In June, the Utah Beach Museum should receive a replica of a LCVP Higgins boat.

Jeff Fortenberry, Charles de Vallavielle et  Henri Millet.

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