Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial
Columbus, Nebraska
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A replica LCVP "Higgins Boat" is at the center of the memorial, it was built from original plans.


The beach landing is made up of the replica LCVP and three statues by Fred Hoppe and several obstacles. The
statues represent soldiers from three conflicts that the Higgins Boats were used in, World War II, Korea and
Vietnam. The Freedom Memorial is seen in the background.


Another view of the memorial showing a close-up of a typical obstacle soldiers might encounter when making
a beach landing.


Another view of the beach landing with the statue of Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Freedom Memorial seen
in the background.


The soldier who represents World War II is decorated veteran Fred "Fritz" Hoppe, the artists father who served
from 1941 to 1945.

All photos © 2009 Michael W. Pocock
and all rights reserved


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Page published Feb. 23, 2009