Sergeant William Henry Higginbotham III of the 173rd Airborne Combat Brigade, 2-503rd Scouts, was known affectionately as Higg or Hippie. After wartime, he wanted to be called Will. His mantra throughout his time at home was “Life is good.” He would often say, “Life without challenge is a farce.” His wish for this world was that all people could live in peace.
Will died tragically in a helicopter crash in May of 2013. Prior to his death, he had begun the journey to publish this journal that he wrote for his mother while serving in Afghanistan. Terri Kennedy, Will’s mother, published this journal as a way to honor her son.