Name: Theothis Collins
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E3
Unit: F/2/1 1 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 27 September 1949
Home City of Record: ASBURY PARK NJ
Date of Loss: 19 August 68
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 165819 North 1065952 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
CACCF/GROUND CASUALTY/EXPLOSIVE DEVICE QUANG TRI
No further information available at this time.
Lance Corporal Theothis Collins, who joined the U.S. Marine
Corps from New Jersey, was a member of Company F of the 2nd
Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On August
19, 1968, he was on a patrol in Quang Tri Province, South
Vietnam, when an explosive device went off directly under where
he was walking. He was killed instantly, and the nature of his
loss made his remains unrecoverable. Today, Lance Corporal
Collins is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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