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PFC Estle L. Collins

PFC Estle L. Collins

Birth
Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Aug 1950 (aged 18)
South Korea
Burial Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 19510875 · View Source
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Estle was a recipient of the Bronze Star*

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.




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  • Created by: Roxed ღ
  • Added: 24 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19510875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Estle L. Collins (1 Mar 1932–25 Aug 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19510875, citing Collins Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Roxed ღ (contributor 46525185) .