VIETNAM - COLLINS, RONALD CHARLES

Collins, Ronald Charles

VIETNAM - COLLINS, RONALD CHARLES
COLLINS, RONALD CHARLES

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd 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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 16-Jan-1951

Hometown: Flora, Indiana

Marital status: Married to Glenda K. Collins

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Aug-1968

Start of tour: 26-Oct-1969

Incident date: 15-Dec-1969

Date of casualty: 15-Dec-1969

Age at death: 18

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Roland Charles Collins was killed while driver of a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Driver of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on reconnaissance mission.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Ronald Charles Collins
CPL Farrish Combs
SP4 Daniel Millard Dawson
PFC James Patrick Nugent
1LT John Roche

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam, XU 955 265

Place of interment: Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora, Indiana, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 15W 058 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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