|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1942|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1971|
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Lt Michael Raymond Collins, USN, was killed in action in South Vietnam on 4 March. Funeral services were held in the U. S. Naval Amphibious Base Chapel, Coronado. Internment was in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery.
A native of Concord, CA, he was a 1964 graduate of the Naval Academy. While a midshipman, he was captain of Navy's swimming team and an All American swimmer. He placed fourth in the National Outdoor Championships in the summer of 1964 in the 100-meter freestyle. In the summer of 1970, he placed All-Navy Champion in four events.
Lt Collins' career included duty in the USS John S. McCain. He was in the UDT program at the Amphibious Base, Coronado. He had been attached to SEAL Team One for three years and was platoon commander at the time of his death.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Collins, c/o Del Monte Corp., 2145 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA 94105; and a brother, Raymond Dennis, of Menlo Park, Ca.
Home of Record: Martinez, California
Date of birth: Monday, 10/12/1942
Service: Navy (Regular)
Grade at loss: O3
ID No: 554609343
MOS: 1100 Unrestricted Line Officer (Surface Warfare)
LenSvc: Between 6 and 7 years
Unit: SEAL TEAM 1, TF 116, USNAVFORV
Start Tour: Wednesday, 06/19/1968
Cas Date: Thursday, 03/04/1971
Age at Loss: 28
Remains: Body recovered
Location: Kien Hoa, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, died outright
Reason: Artillery, rocket, or mortar - Ground casualty
ON THE WALL Panel 04W Line 021
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: Section D Site 260E
Maintained by: Billy M. Brown
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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