PVT ESTLE L COLLINS 5TH CAVALRY REGIMENT D CO 1st Cavalry Division ARMY
HOSTILE, DIED (KIA)
DATE OF LOSS: AUGUST 25, 1950
SERVICE NUMBER: RA14323377
YEAR OF BIRTH: 1932
KNOX COUNTY, TN
LOCATION OF LOSS: CHINDONG-NI
Comments: Private Collins was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. While attached to the 25th Infantry Division, he was Killed in Action defending his position near Chindong-ni, South Korea on August 25, 1950.
KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 5643
Estle, I am proud to have posted the memorial and photo that enabled your Bronze Star being returned to your family. I never dreamed of this happening when I sneaked my camera through a slot in the fence and got your headstone photo. You were a special young man. See success stories for the details.
Tread lightly, 'tis a soldiers grave, A lonely mossy mound; And yet to hearts like mine and thine It should be holy ground.
Speak softly, let no careless laugh, No idle, thoughtless jest, Escape your lips where sweetly sleeps The Hero in his rest.
For him, no reveille will beat, When morning beams shall come; For him, at night, no tatto rolls Its thunders from the drum.
Tread lightly! For a man bequeathed, Ere laid beneath this sod, His ashes to his native land, His gallent soul to God.