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Lock Haven in Clinton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

American Hero

SOC David M. Collins

— March 3, 1969-March 12, 2014 —

 
 
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Photographed By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
1. American Hero Marker
Inscription.  David M. Collins was born and raised in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1987. In April 1988, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Independence (CV62) during the Gulf War. In 1991, he successfully completed first class dive school and was assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek.

In 1995, Collins attended Basic Underwater Demolition Training (UDT)/SEAL Training, graduating with BUD/S Class 203. Upon graduation, he reported to SEAL Team FOUR, where he completed three deployments to South America in support of Special Operations Command South. In 2001, he transferred to the newly commissioned SEAL Team TEN where, as plank owner, he completed combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2005, Collins was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with combat operations as primary tactical shift leader for the protective security detail for the Interim Prime Minister of Iraq during the country’s national election period. He expertly directed the safe execution of over 300 high-risk movements ranging throughout Iraq and across the

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Chief Petty Officer Collins’ personal awards and decorations also include a Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, eight Navy Good Conduct Medals, and numerous service and campaign awards. He retired from naval service in September 2012, having notably served in Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

SOC Collins died March 12, 2014, as a result of traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy sustained in combat.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan.
 
Location. 41° 8.285′ N, 77° 26.552′ W. Marker is in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, in Clinton County. Memorial is on West Water Street (PA 120). The marker is located in Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lock Haven PA 17745, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Clinton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock Haven Flood Protection Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Reed Stockade (within shouting distance of

American Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, November 9, 2015
2. American Hero Marker
this marker); The Susquehanna Greenway (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock Haven (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsylvania Canal (about 500 feet away); Harmon Field (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lock Haven.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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