Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRobin Higgins
IN THE NEWS

Robin Higgins

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that the dead may be forgotten in the rush to wrap up the Middle East hostage drama, the wife of a Marine officer who was hanged by his captors in Lebanon urged the Bush Administration on Monday to demand complete information about hostages who died in captivity and the return of their bodies.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 25, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Robin Higgins called on her husband's captors today to "give us proof" of whether he is dead or alive. Robin Higgins, out of the public eye at the Pentagon, repeated through a spokeswoman that she had viewed the videotape of the purported execution of her husband, Lt. Col. William R. Higgins. However, she said, "It is impossible to make a definite determination on whether my husband is dead or alive."
NEWS
August 13, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerned that the dead may be forgotten in the rush to wrap up the Middle East hostage drama, the wife of a Marine officer who was hanged by his captors in Lebanon urged the Bush Administration on Monday to demand complete information about hostages who died in captivity and the return of their bodies.
NEWS
August 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher telephoned the wife of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins and lauded her for "strength and courage," a Pentagon spokeswoman said Thursday. Maj. Kathy Wood, an Army spokeswoman, said Thatcher called Robin Higgins on Wednesday morning. "She just wanted Robin to know that she is in constant contact with President Bush and that if there is anything they can do, they will. She also said she admired Robin's strength and courage in this crisis," Wood added.
NEWS
August 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Robin Higgins called on her husband's captors Tuesday to "give us proof" of whether he is dead or alive. Higgins' wife, who remained out of the public eye for most of the day at the Pentagon, said through a spokeswoman that she had viewed the videotape of the purported execution of Lt. Col. William R. Higgins. However, she said, "It is impossible to make a definite determination on whether my husband is dead or alive." A Pentagon spokeswoman, Army Maj.
NEWS
August 8, 1989 | From Times wire services
The wife of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins said today that she considers her husband dead, and she offered her support to President Bush as he "tries to save the living and end the suffering" of other hostages in Lebanon. Robin Higgins, a Marine Corps major who works at the Pentagon, told reporters that the time had come to tell her husband "we love him and miss him. . . .
NEWS
December 25, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
When William R. Higgins grew up as a boy in Kentucky, his friends never thought of him as brash enough to become a Marine. "I think people were kind of surprised when he went into the Marines," Rudy Fischer, an old school friend, said some months ago. "You think of the Marines as being macho types, and he really wasn't like that."
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Islamic militants in Beirut said Monday they have hanged Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, an American hostage, in retaliation for the Israeli abduction of a Shiite Muslim clergyman in southern Lebanon, and a second group threatened to kill another U.S. hostage, Joseph J. Cicippio, by 8 a.m. PDT today unless the clergyman is freed.
NEWS
August 9, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writers
A Tehran newspaper called on the Bush Administration on Tuesday to release frozen Iranian assets in the United States, suggesting that in return Iran would help to free U.S. hostages now being held by Islamic militants in Lebanon. The overture brought a quick rebuff from the White House, which reiterated its policy against making deals with terrorists to win hostages' freedom.
NEWS
August 8, 1989 | From Times wire services
The wife of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins said today that she considers her husband dead, and she offered her support to President Bush as he "tries to save the living and end the suffering" of other hostages in Lebanon. Robin Higgins, a Marine Corps major who works at the Pentagon, told reporters that the time had come to tell her husband "we love him and miss him. . . .
NEWS
August 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher telephoned the wife of Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins and lauded her for "strength and courage," a Pentagon spokeswoman said Thursday. Maj. Kathy Wood, an Army spokeswoman, said Thatcher called Robin Higgins on Wednesday morning. "She just wanted Robin to know that she is in constant contact with President Bush and that if there is anything they can do, they will. She also said she admired Robin's strength and courage in this crisis," Wood added.
NEWS
August 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Robin Higgins called on her husband's captors Tuesday to "give us proof" of whether he is dead or alive. Higgins' wife, who remained out of the public eye for most of the day at the Pentagon, said through a spokeswoman that she had viewed the videotape of the purported execution of Lt. Col. William R. Higgins. However, she said, "It is impossible to make a definite determination on whether my husband is dead or alive." A Pentagon spokeswoman, Army Maj.
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
When William R. Higgins grew up as a boy in Kentucky, his friends never thought of him as brash enough to become a Marine. "I think people were kind of surprised when he went into the Marines," Rudy Fischer, an old school friend, said some months ago. "You think of the Marines as being macho types, and he really wasn't like that."
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | From Associated Press
Robin Higgins called on her husband's captors today to "give us proof" of whether he is dead or alive. Robin Higgins, out of the public eye at the Pentagon, repeated through a spokeswoman that she had viewed the videotape of the purported execution of her husband, Lt. Col. William R. Higgins. However, she said, "It is impossible to make a definite determination on whether my husband is dead or alive."
NEWS
August 9, 1989 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ROBIN WRIGHT, Times Staff Writers
A Tehran newspaper called on the Bush Administration on Tuesday to release frozen Iranian assets in the United States, suggesting that in return Iran would help to free U.S. hostages now being held by Islamic militants in Lebanon. The overture brought a quick rebuff from the White House, which reiterated its policy against making deals with terrorists to win hostages' freedom.
NEWS
July 31, 1989 | From United Press International
The wife of kidnaped Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins watched a videotape from Lebanon showing a hanged man today, but said she was unable to determine whether it was her husband. "Needless to say, the news from Beirut is not pleasant," Robin Higgins said in a statement. "I must, however, await confirmation. I have seen the reports and have not reached any conclusion myself." Mrs. Higgins is a major in the Marine Corps.
NEWS
August 1, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Islamic militants in Beirut said Monday they have hanged Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, an American hostage, in retaliation for the Israeli abduction of a Shiite Muslim clergyman in southern Lebanon, and a second group threatened to kill another U.S. hostage, Joseph J. Cicippio, by 8 a.m. PDT today unless the clergyman is freed.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|