Last Known Activity Petty Officer, 3rd Class Brian Collins, 25, died when his MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter crash-landed in the Atlantic Ocean during a training exercise. Military officials said the helicopter was forced to make an emergency water landing.
Optimistic, upbeat, enthusiastic, hard working and a friend to all — those are just a few words used by family and friends to describe Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Andrew Collins.
Brian is survived by his wife, Cheyenne; parents Hollee and Bill Collins; sisters Crystal, Melissa and Danielle; his dog Howie. And, many friends.