FRED D HIGHBERGER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 121 OF THE WALL

FRED DEAN HIGHBERGER JR

WALL NAME

FRED D HIGHBERGER JR

PANEL / LINE

17W/121

DATE OF BIRTH

03/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/26/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GREENSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westmoreland County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRED DEAN HIGHBERGER JR
POSTED ON 12.15.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from your friend Ray Sabol are touching and reflect his admiration and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 12.15.2019
POSTED BY: Ray Sabol

TO A TRUE FRIEND

Many years have past since we lost you but your memory of years gone by are still with me.
Running the train into Pittsburgh together each morning is still clear in my mind.
Your positive attitude and good nature was a great way to start the day.
The good memories I have of you will remain with me always.
I salute you and admire you for your service to our country.
I went to the Vietnam Wall in DC specifically to find your name years ago. That experience made me sad but also so fortunate to call you a true friend.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Fred Highberger, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Communication Chief. Memorial Day just passed when we honor and remember you. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Anita Howe Binder

From a Neighbor and co-worker at King Edward's Market, Greensburg, PA

Today is Memorial Day, May 29, 2017. Watching a program about the Viet Nam War and the story of "The Wall" in Washington, DC - I remembered you. Your smile, your sweet personality. We worked together at King Edwards in Greensburg. My mom got me a job there to help pay my way threw college. My mom adored you and always talking how nice you were to her. We had fun working together and would sometimes sneak a few cookies from the bakery. I graduated from school, married and soon discovered we were living in the same neighborhood. I loved your visits, especially when you knew my mom was at my home. I remember the day you stopped by in your uniform. You looked so handsome. Many male classmates of mine (Jeannette) were serving in Viet Nam. Several had been wounded badly. You mentioned you were going. I tried to hide the concern that was evidently showing in my face and the tone of my voice. When we heard the news that you had lost your life serving our country, we were saddened. My mom was deeply emotional. She thought so highly of you and could not believe that such a wonderful, beautiful young man was gone.

You would be 70 now...our birthdates were three months apart. Mine in January of this year and yours in March.

Three years ago, my high school graduating class celebrated their 50th graduation anniversary. On the committee, I was asked to put together a program honoring all of the veterans from our class. I contacted each one personally. Three of my veteran classmates were helping me with the information. We gathered photos, some had ones that were taken in Viet Nam, others brought their boots, dog tags, medals, and one a jacket. I put together a slide show picturing each Veteran. When the slide show was over, there wasn't a sound in the room except for a few people blowing their noses. I mentioned to one of the Veteran classmates that I was working with on the veteran program that a young man I once worked with and lived near served in the army and was killed in action in Viet Nam. When I gave him the name of Fred Highberger, he knew exactly who I was talking about. He heads the Greensburg division of Veterans and is responsible for keeping track of everyone who has served, and is serving in the US and overseas. He knows all of the men who have lost their lives in war also.

When I saw your high school photo on this page, the sadness came back again of how I felt knowing you were gone. I still have your senior photo that you gave me. I treasure it and the memories of you.

On this Memorial Day 2017, I think of you, and I think of us being 70.

I am sure you and my mom have been visiting each other. Blessed memories.
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POSTED ON 5.31.2014
POSTED BY: Richard Coleman

For Highberger's friends

I just re read my earlier remembrance and there was no contact data:

Richard Coleman
[email protected]
208-351-2376
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