Park Rapids' Independence Day parade grand marshal has served in two wars
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Fred Higgins will serve as this year's grand marshal in Park Rapids' Independence Day parade.
Higgins served in World War II from April 1941 to December 1945, fighting in Tarawa, the Gilbert Islands and Okinawa.
He went on to serve in the Korean War from August 1950 to August 1951. He was engaged in battles in Inchon, Seoul, Kimpo, Wonson and Yonpo.
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