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  • Wall Name:EDWARD J BRUE
  • Date of Birth:12/24/1938
  • Date of Casualty:8/12/1972
  • Home of Record:NEWTON
  • County of Record:JASPER COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SFC
  • Panel/Row: 1W, 63
  • Casualty Province:BA XUGEN


  • Wall Name:JAMES W FULK
  • Date of Birth:7/22/1933
  • Date of Casualty:8/12/1972
  • Home of Record:UNION CITY
  • County of Record:RANDOLPH COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:MAJ
  • Panel/Row: 1W, 63
  • Casualty Province:BA XUGEN


is honored on Panel 1W, Row 63 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Remembering Barb

    Posted on 1/21/15 - by Peter Cannon
    I served with Barb on the USS Forester. He is missed!
  • An thoi Vietnam

    Posted 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 Officer
    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 Hero

    Posted on 11/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCDR Marshall Barb Collins, sir

    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

    Curt Carter
  • 70th Birthday

    Posted on 5/25/11 - by Marcia Libby Collins
    National 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.
    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 sacrifice

    Posted on 3/30/11 - by
    If 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.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 8/26/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    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 Remember

    Posted on 4/20/05 - by Robert Sage
    Marshall is buried at Nat Mem Cem of the Pacific.
  • Thank you Sir

    Posted on 6/19/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although 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!

    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!


  • Thanks

    Posted on 3/21/03 - by T.J. Collins
    With 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.

    Thanks again

  • Remembering A Good Division Officer

    Posted 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.
  • Friend and shipmate

    Posted 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.

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