SOC David M. Collins
—March 3, 1969-March 12, 2014 —
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 Middle East.
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
SOC Collins died March 12, 2014, as a result of traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy sustained in combat.
Location. 41° 8.285′ N, 77° 26.552′ W. Marker is in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, in Clinton County. Marker is on West Water Street (PA 120). Touch for map. The marker is located in Veterans Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lock Haven PA 17745, United States of America.
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 this marker); The Susquehanna Greenway (within shouting distance of this marker); Lock Haven (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmon Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Reed (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lock Haven.
Categories. • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Afghanistan •
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