Collazo, Carlos Manuel


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 31B – Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 14-Apr-1948

Hometown: North Bay, New York

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Feb-1968

Start of tour: 23-Jul-1968

Incident date: 11-Jun-1969

Date of casualty: 11-Jun-1969

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Carlos Manuel Collazo was killed while at a night defensive position when the area came under rocket attack by a hostile force. / At night defensive position (NDP).  Area came under hostile rocket attack.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 815 906

Place of interment: Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 22W 018 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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