DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — The body of Lt. Col. William R. Higgins returned home Tuesday, and his widow said she will let his captors be judged by a greater force.
"There's got to be someone that's greater than you and me to judge a man who will kidnap, torture and murder an unarmed United Nations peacekeeper . . . and if I have to, I'm willing to wait for that judgment," Marine Maj. Robin Higgins said in a television interview.
Higgins was one of eight Westerners known to have died in captivity since the hostage ordeal began in Lebanon in 1984.
The last living American held captive, Terry A. Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent of the Associated Press, was freed Dec. 4. As the hostages returned one by one to a jubilant homecoming, Robin Higgins said, she could only turn away in pain.