COLLINS, THEOTHIS

Name: Theothis Collins
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E3
Unit: F/2/1 1 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 27 September 1949
Home City of Record: ASBURY PARK NJ
Date of Loss: 19 August 68
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 165819 North  1065952 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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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

REMARKS:

CACCF/GROUND CASUALTY/EXPLOSIVE DEVICE QUANG TRI

No further information available at this time.

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01/2020

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LCPL THEOTHIS COLLINS

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Lance Corporal Theothis Collins, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps from New Jersey, was a member of Company F of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On August 19, 1968, he was on a patrol in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, when an explosive device went off directly under where he was walking. He was killed instantly, and the nature of his loss made his remains unrecoverable. Today, Lance Corporal Collins is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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