Collins, Clint


Rank: Specialist 4

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 5-Nov-1947

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Jan-1966

Start of tour: 17-Jul-1967

Incident date: 8-May-1968

Date of casualty: 8-May-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Clint Collins died from wounds received while on combat operation when hit by fragments from a hostile rocket.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 56E 036 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)