Collins, Marshall Barb, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1972, 111X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)/Det Soc Trang
Service Years
1963 - 1972
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 12, 1972
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ba Xugen (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 063

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 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Officer Badge

 Duty Stations
USS Radford (DD-446)USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830)Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1965-1967, 111X, USS Radford (DD-446)
  1968-1969, 111X, USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830)
  1972-1972, 111X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)/Det Soc Trang
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Vietnam War
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Texas at Austin
  1959-1963, University of Texas at Austin
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Dates
  May 25, 2011, 70th Birthday
  Aug 12, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
United States Navy Lieutenant Commander serving with the United States Naval Forces (USNAVFORV). He was a passenger aboard a C-130E transport aircraft that was hit by enemy fire and crashed near the airfield near Soc Trang, South Vietnam. Crewmember aboard the aircraft, Maj James W Fulk; passengers with the MACV Advisors aboard the aircraft SFC Edward J Brue, SFC Philip H Stevens; and YN1 Ben O Sheppard also with USNAVFORV were killed in the crash.

He served aboard the USS Larson during the period of 1968-1969 as the Gunnery Officer.
  Remembering A Good Division Officer
I remember Ens/LTJG Collins from the USS Radford (DD-446)in 1965-1966 back when I was a QM3 and QM2. He was our OC Division Officer. I remember when a couple of us "missed movement" from Bravo Piers to the tender., he greeted us with "Welcome aboard, boys, meet your legal officer". He was always fair. The skipper's we had (CAPT Wettlaufer and CDR Prange) thought alot of him, and he was always asked to conn the ship or take over OOD's duties. We knew he had a bright future. He wasn't a great man of stature (physically), but we jokingly called him "Ripper Collins", after a popular local Hawaiin wrestler.

Posted by: QMCM (SW) Ron Bay, USN (RET)
Relationship: We served together
Friday, April 26, 2002
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