Collis, Gerald Alan


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: 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: 15-Aug-1948

Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 11-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 25-Oct-1967

Incident date: 30-May-1968

Date of casualty: 30-May-1968

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Gerald Alan Collis died from wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight.

Five Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Gerald Alan Collis
SP4 James Davis
SGT Joseph Harold Graham
PFC George Francis Long
SGT John David Pape

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 422 128

Place of interment: Saint Mary‘s Cemetery, Muskegon, Michigan, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 63W 015 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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