An thoi VietnamPosted on 5/29/14 - by Fred Crosby SCPO USN (ret)I was a Naval Advisor at An Thoi RVN, LCDR Collins was a fine Naval OfficerMORE
and it was a great shock when Petty Officer Reese and he lost their lives,
I had just flown down to the base two weeks before he was shot down on the same air craft.
My best wishes to the family
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/15/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear LCDR Marshall Barb Collins, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
70th BirthdayPosted on 5/25/11 - by Marcia Libby CollinsNational Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 'Punchbowl' crater, in Honolulu, Hawaii is a moving tribute to those buried there,some from the early days of WW2.MORE
Barb is in section X, grave 617. His friend, shipmate from the USS Radford DD 446, & also Viet Nam Casualty,LCDR Paul Wolgang is in the Columbarium.
Two Days ago, was Barb's 70th Birthday, 39th since he was killed.
Memorial Day ceremonies, in less than a week, are well attended, each grave deecoraated with leis, & OUR Flag.
When you're in Hawaii, visit Punchbowl.
If I should die...remembrances for LCDR Marshall Barb COLLINS, USN...who made the ultimate sacrificePosted on 3/30/11 - byIf I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again toi life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Co0mplete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 8/26/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weep.MORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
We RememberPosted on 4/20/05 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgMarshall is buried at Nat Mem Cem of the Pacific.
Thank you SirPosted on 6/19/03 - by Donald LytleAlthough we never met personally, I want to thank you Marshall Barb Collins, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!MORE
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you LCDR Collins, for a job well done!
FAIR WINDS, AND ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
ThanksPosted on 3/21/03 - by T.J. CollinsWith rumors of war in the air and the possibility of many young Americans going to war I hope that we will be as brave as you were during times like these. You gave your life for our country at a young age but it was not in vain. I pray that every current soldier will be as brave and have as much courage as you.MORE
Remembering A Good Division OfficerPosted on 4/26/02 - by QMCM (SW) Ron Bay, USN (RET)I remember Ens/LTJG Collins from the USS Radford (DD-446)in 1965-1966 back when I was a QM3 and QM2. He was our OC Division Officer. I remember when a couple of us "missed movement" from Bravo Piers to the tender., he greeted us with "Welcome aboard, boys, meet your legal officer". He was always fair. The skipper's we had (CAPT Wettlaufer and CDR Prange) thought alot of him, and he was always asked to conn the ship or take over OOD's duties. We knew he had a bright future. He wasn't a great man of stature (physically), but we jokingly called him "Ripper Collins", after a popular local Hawaiin wrestler.MORE
Friend and shipmatePosted on 5/23/01 - by Mike Martin"Barb" and I served in USS Radford, DD-446. He was a fine example to all in his dedication and his positive attitude. His wife filled in for me in getting my wife to the hospital for the delivery of our first child while we were deployed. I always remember him for that reason and because he died on my birthday.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.