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Timothy Biggs

December 25, 1933 July 25, 2019
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Timothy "Uncle Tim's Cabins" Biggs, 85, of Manchester passed away Thursday, July 25th.

Tim was born in Manchester, KY on December 25, 1933, a son of the late Sophie (Roark) and Hamp Biggs. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Tim loved Clay County and his passion was to see the county grow, and for people to become self sufficient.

The following article was written about Tim:

"Tim entered the U.S. Army, September 1, 1950 at Fort Knox, KY. On September 22 he was assigned to the 83rd Field Artillery BN, 155 MM Long Toms at Ft. Bragg, NC. During January and February of 1951 the Army formed the 18th Airborne Corps. Tim Biggs volunteered and was among the first 45 soldiers selected for this elite group. They trained in survival and physical fitness techniques in the swamps near Ft. Bragg. This training included scavenging for any type natural food that could be found. For example, they made a bow and arrows and along with this trusty, Eastern Kentucky slingshot, the hunted and harvested ducks, fish, turtles, birds and snakes for food. During this survival training they were required to eliminate targets while avoiding capture by three teams that were sent in to find them. This 18th Airborne (Blue Dragons) Experiment was used to form the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Tim Biggs was among the first 45 soldiers to earn this honor.

During the Southern Pines training maneuvers, Tim received orders for Korea. He was assigned to the 92nd Armored Field Artillery BN. (Red Devils) self-propelled 155MM tanks. Our 105 was dropped in large parachutes out of C119 Flying Box Cars. The troops jumped in and set them up for combat operations. In addition to artillery duty, Tim was often selected for patrols.

Corporal Tim Biggs rotated back to the United States at Camp Carson, Colorado in October, 1952. He trained soldiers in 155 MM guns and was promoted to Staff Sgt. at 19 years of age. Tim also trained men in hand to hand combat, booby traps, hand grenades, small arms and mine warfare. Staff Sgt. Tim Biggs was honorably discharged from the United States Army, Sept. 1 1953. This man was a special forces pioneer.

July 27, 2008, Gen. Seung Woo sent Timothy Biggs a letter of appreciation for his service in Korea. June 1, 2010 the President of South Korea invited Tim to return to Korea for a visit." By Ted Garrison

Tim is survived by his son,Tim Biggs, II of Harrodsburg, KY; and by two sisters: Ethelene Biggs Robinette and Jessie Biggs Baur, both of Hamilton, OH.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his half brothers: Elbert Roark and Troy Roark.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday July 30th, 2019.

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Biggs Cemetery

Doyle Branch
Oneida, KY 40972

Biggs Cemetery
Doyle Branch Oneida 40972 KY
United States

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