Remembering BarbPosted on 1/21/15 - by Peter Cannon firstname.lastname@example.orgI served with Barb on the USS Forester. He is missed!
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
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.