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BOBBY G COLLUMS


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 125 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Bobby Glenn Collums

    Posted on 5/24/16
    Miss you very much
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/12/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Bobby G Collums, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Escorted his casket to Helena-West Helena Arkansas

    Posted on 2/8/16 - by Sgt. Thomas D. Alsup tom.alsup@gmail.com
    I knew Glenn before he enlisted in USAF. I was actually a USAF Sergeant at the time stationed in Wiesbaden AB Germany where his body was brought from SEA. I was a member of the USAF Honor Guard and when I found out that Glenns body was awaiting transfer to Helena for services, I requested to escort his body home and was granted that privilege.

    I stayed beside his flagged draped coffin in the parlor of Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena and he was buried at Maple Hill I believe. A funeral guard from Little Rock AFB arrived,as well as, a CMSgt who represented the President who presented the US Flag from his coffin. The family was very upset because the Vietnam conflict was ending and I think that he was one of the last servicemen who had died in action around the Quang Tri area. It was especially hard because Glenn had just returned from leave and it was one of the hardest things that I had to do. I reenlisted and stayed in the USAF till May 1978.
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  • WE Remember

    Posted on 12/11/15 - by Robert Sage 1968rsage@gmail.com
    Bobby is buried at Sunset Memorial Park,Walnut Corner,AR.
  • Crash Information on U.S. Air Force helicopter CH-53A tail number 68-10933

    Posted on 11/14/12 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org

    On May 13, 1975 at 2030 local time, 16 Sikorsky CH-53Cs took off from RTAFB Nakhon Phanom. One of the 16, Knife 13 CH-53 BuNo 68-10933, carried a crew of four and 18 USAF Security Police on board to assist in the recovery operation of the SS Mayaguez. A 22nd person in the role of a linguist accompanied them. Shortly after takeoff, Knife 13 fell out of formation and the helicopter disappeared from the airfield's departure radar 40 miles west of the airfield, 330 miles NE of Bangkok on the Thai-Laotion border. The aircraft crashed and exploded on impact. All 22 aboard were killed in the crash. Other CH-53s landed nearby, but exploding ammunition and burning fuel hindered all rescue attempts. All 22 killed in the crash were awarded the Bronze Star posthumously. The 21st SOS aircrew consisted of CAPT James G. Kays, 1LT Laurence E. Froehlich, TSGT George E. McMullen III, and SGT Robert P. Weldon. The 56th Security Police Squadron included SGT Jimmy P. Black, SGT Bobby G. Collums, SSGT Gerald A. Coyle, SGT Thomas D. Dwyer, SGT Bob W. Ford, SGT Gerald W. Fritz, TSGT Jackie D. Glenn, SGT Darrell L. Hamlin, SGT Gregory L. Hankamer, SGT David A. Higgs, SSGT Faleagafula Ilaoa, SGT Michael D. Lane, SGT Dennis W. London, SGT Robert P. Mathias, SGT William R. McKelvey, AMN Edgar C. Moran II, SGT Tommy R. Nealis, and SGT Robert W. Ross. (*Malmstrom AFB MWD kennels were named in honor of SGT Gerald W. Fritz who lost his life in the crash) [Taken from vhpa.org and various websites]

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