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Style Icon: Marguerite Higgins

Style Icon: Marguerite Higgins

American journalist Marguerite Higgins gained respect among fellow reporters, the U.S. military, and the public for her courage and determination as a war correspondent.

She was most recognized for her front-line reports of the Korean War in the 1950s, which earned her the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting.

Virgina Elwood-Akers, author of Women War Correspondents in the Vietnam War, said of her;

"She was invariably ladylike and feminine, even when wearing Army fatigues and covered with mud, but her detractors soon discovered that the ladylike exterior covered a strong, tough woman who did not hesitate to put up a fight for something she wanted. Rival reporters found that she could be ruthless when in search of a story.” 


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