The remains of Technician Fifth Grade Chester Leo Higdon, 35 109 198, were returned to his home of record after the war. He's interred in the family plot in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. See message #1656 for instructions on how to order Higdon's deceased file.
The book, "Howlin' Mad vs. The Army" deals with the controversy that arose from Marine Lieutenant General Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith's relief of Army Major General Ralph Smith, Commanding General, 27th Infantry Division during the Saipan operation. H. M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith was overall commander. The 27th consistently fell behind the other main elements, 2d and 4th Marine Divisions, and H. M. Smith relieved Ralph Smith. The book focuses mainly on the conflict between H. M. Smith and Ralph Smith's immediate superior, Army LtGen Richardson. Not a very good source for info on operations.