Arnold Palmer Higdem

   Branch: U. S. Marine Corps 

   Status: Deceased Veteran

   Date of Service: WWII

   Home Town: Bagley

Arnold Palmer Higdem

Arnold Palmer Higdem was born February 25, 1911 to Arnie and Pauline Higdem. He grew up in Bagley.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in WWII and operated “The Best Military Branch Post Office on the West Coast of the USA,” according to the Chief Inspector of the Post Office. He was NCOIC of the operation of over 120 individuals during his term in the US. After his transfer to the Pacific Theater in the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force, 1st Marine Division, he contributed to the war effort on Okinawa as well as being a part of the occupation force during the China Campaign. He received a Purple Heart, an Expeditionary Medal of China Campaign, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Arnold was a member of the American Legion and served as Commander and Adjutant of Irvin Blix Post 16, Bagley. He was also Commander of the VFW and Commandant of the Marine Corps League. 

Arnold passed away on February 2, 1998 and is buried in Bagley City Cemetery.

Plot: 6   Side:  South       Row from Bottom: 1

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