From left, Ernie Higman, Larry Higman, and Patty Jo Parks are pictured with a shadow box of their brother John Higman's Vietnam war memorabilia at Larry Higman's house on June 20, 2009.  John Higman was the first soldier from Whatcom County to die in Vietnam.
From left, Ernie Higman, Larry Higman, and Patty Jo Parks are pictured with a shadow box of their brother John Higman's Vietnam war memorabilia at Larry Higman's house on June 20, 2009. John Higman was the first soldier from Whatcom County to die in Vietnam. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
From left, Ernie Higman, Larry Higman, and Patty Jo Parks are pictured with a shadow box of their brother John Higman's Vietnam war memorabilia at Larry Higman's house on June 20, 2009. John Higman was the first soldier from Whatcom County to die in Vietnam. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Family holds dear to memory of first Whatcom County soldier to die in Vietnam

July 05, 2009 12:00 AM