Collins, Francis Leo


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 8-Dec-1946

Hometown: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 1-Dec-1966

Incident date: 5-Jun-1967

Date of casualty: 5-Jun-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Francis Leo Collins died as a result of wounds received while passenger in a military vehicle on a combat operation when vehicle struck a hostile mine.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Francis Leo Collins
SSG Charles William Kane
SP4 Willie Lee Page

Location of fatality: Quang Ngai, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21E 058 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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