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Sgt Sean M. Collins

December 14th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: May 29, 1985
Died: December 12, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Sgt. Sean M. Collins of Yelm, Washington joined the United States Army in April of 2006 arriving at Fort Campbell in January of 2010. He was currently serving in Afghanistan, having previously served two tours in Iraq. His awards and decorations include, Army Commendation Medal, Valorous unit Award, Army Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Support Medal, Army Service Medal and the NATO Medal. He leaves his mother, Linda G. Collins, and father, retired, Lt Col Patrick B. Collins, a brother and two sisters. He died at age 25 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was among six soldiers killed in a suicide attack. Also killed were Spc Patrick D Deans, Cpl. Willie A. McLawhorn Jr., Spc. Kenneth E. Necochea Jr., Spc. Derek T. Simonetta and Spc. Jorge E. Villacis.
2nd Battalion
502nd Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade Combat Team
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Burial is at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington – Sec 9E Site 75

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