Name: Arnold Collins
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E4
Unit: G/2/7 1 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 26 January 1949
Home City of Record: NEW YORK NY
Date of Loss: 04 December 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160400 North 1080819 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
CACCF/GRND CASUALTY/DROWNED-SUFFOCATED THUA THIEN
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Corporal Arnold Collins entered the U.S. Marine Corps from New
York and was a member of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On December 4, 1967, Cpl Collins
was a member of a patrol in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam,
and while taking a swimming break he went missing. It was
presumed that he likely drowned in the vicinity of (GC) 939 783,
and his remains were not recovered. Today, Corporal Collins is
memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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