Collins, Douglas Woodrow


Rank: Warrant Officer

Unit: Air Cavalry Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 062B – Helicopter Pilot, Utility And Light Cargo Single Rotor

Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Note: AH-1G, Tail # 67-15596, Pilot
Flight class: 68-3, Fort Wolters, Texas

Enlisted by: Reserve

Date of birth: 5-Jul-1943

Hometown: Cusseta, Georgia

Marital status: Married to Wanda J. Collins, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 1-Jul-1968

Incident date: 21-Aug-1968

Date of casualty: 21-Aug-1968

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Non-Hostile – Died While Missing. Helicopter Crash — Crew (MC). Aircraft loss, crash not at sea.
Douglas Woodrow Collins died from injuries received while pilot of a military aircraft which departed Vung Tau and crashed for unknown reasons. (Individual transported to 7th Surgical Hospital, Blackhorse base camp, Long Giao, where he expired.)

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
WO Douglas Woodrow Collins
SFC Dick Dale Hamilton

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam, YS 675 735

Place of interment: Fort Benning Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 47W 016 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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