|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1941|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 1971, Thailand|
US Air Force Captain Rodney D Collins, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Hubert, NC. Graduate of UNC, Class of 1963.
US Air Force Captain Rodney D Collins was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force, CPT Collins served our country until February 27th, 1971 in Thailand. He was 29 years old and was married. It was reported that Rodney died from unknown causes. His body was recovered. Rodney was born on March 10th, 1941 in Hubert, North Carolina. CPT Collins is on panel 04W, line 010 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
Collins entered the University from Swansboro High School in 1959 and majored in geography at UNC. He was in the Air Force ROTC program at Carolina and, upon his graduation in 1963, was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
A friend who went to college with him. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. Rod was such a big part of my life in college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was majoring in Political Science and studied so hard and made good grades. He never missed a chance to borrow my MG sports car and was quite the figure in it. It devastated me when I learned of his death. He was truly an American Hero. You will always be in my heart, dear Rod. Thanks for the memories. Dorothy Fisher, 9 Thomson Avenue, Canton, NC 28716.
A Fellow Veteran & Family Friend. I saw Your Daughter and Your Grandchildren. Although I have never met you, I have for friends your daughter, Lisa and Grandchildren, Savannah and Owen. I learned soon after meeting your wife Becky, that you had been killed in Vietnam. I now think of you when I see them, it is a shame that you are not hear to see them growing, playing and learning. But your memory remains alive with them. God has watched over them and provided for them. Thank you for your sacrifice. Gary Lisle, Vietnam Jan 1966 - Feb 1967 D Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Gary Lisle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
He served with the 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th AF.
He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters.
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: Shirlee Wilson Brundage
Record added: Nov 30, 2006
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