NOAH C COLLIER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 11E, LINE 108 OF THE WALL

NOAH CHANDLER COLLIER JR

WALL NAME

NOAH C COLLIER JR

PANEL / LINE

11E/108

DATE OF BIRTH

02/11/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

WILEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rabun County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NOAH CHANDLER COLLIER JR
POSTED ON 10.26.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Award

Distinguished Service Cross

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Noah Chandler Collier, Jr. United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. Private First Class Collier distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 26 October 1966 while serving with elements of the 8th Cavalry on a search and destroy mission along the Song An Loa River. After his squad had flushed out several Viet Cong from tunnels along the river bank, Private Collier and two other men escorted the prisoners back to the platoon. Returning to continue the search, he heard a burst of hostile machine gun fire which severely wounded his squad leader, knocking him under the swift current. Undaunted, Private Collier swam twenty meters through a barrage of bullets to where the soldier had fallen. Disregarding his safety, he then discarded his weapon and fearlessly dove under water in an attempt to save his stricken comrade. Surfacing amid devastating enemy fire splattering the water around him, Private Collier shouted that he could not find the wounded man. As he started to dive under the water again he was fatally wounded by Viet Cong machine gun fire. Demonstrating boundless courage and selfless concern for the welfare of the others, he sacrificed his own life in a valiant effort to save a fellow soldier. Private First Class Collier's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/4811
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POSTED ON 6.30.2018

Always remembered &

I think of you often. I remember as if yesterday. I couldn't wait to visit Aunt Mary's house because you always would take the time to play & sling me in circles. In my eyes, you were the greatest person. Thank you for some of my favorite childhood memories. Most of all-Thank you for your service.
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POSTED ON 12.31.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Noah Collier,
Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Today is the last day of 2017, Happy New Year, and it is the 7th Day of Christmas. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2017
POSTED BY: Hobie Jones

I saw you Chan...

Play high school football for the Wildcats. Your old teammate Larkin Dixon and I discussed you fondly just a few days ago. I saw your body in the casket at Mize Mortuary when I was 8 years old. I think of your sacrifice often. Your service has not been forgotten by me in the 50+ years I have known about you. Bless your soul.

Hobie Jones
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POSTED ON 6.13.2016

Thank you

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