|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1932|
|Death: ||Aug. 25, 1950, South Korea|
Estle was a recipient of the Bronze Star*
PVT ESTLE L COLLINS
5TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
1st Cavalry Division
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
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.
Haskle Devine Collins (1904 - 1989)
Myrtle Jane Williams Collins (1906 - 2006)
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Record added: May 24, 2007
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