JOHN C COLLINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 67E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

JOHN CALVIN COLLINS

WALL NAME

JOHN C COLLINS

PANEL / LINE

67E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

11/14/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MOREHEAD CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Carteret County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN CALVIN COLLINS
POSTED ON 5.4.2012
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa KIng

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.
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POSTED ON 11.26.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Bayview Cemetery in Morehead City, NC. BSM PH
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POSTED ON 4.19.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 3.21.2003
POSTED BY: T.J. Collins

Thanks

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

T.j.Collins
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