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.”