Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Lacy Collins was born in
Virginia in 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on March 4, 1942 at Camp Lee, Virginia. His home of residence was
listed as Washington D.C., and his civilian occupation was listed as
carpenter. He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Sergeant Collins was killed in
action in Germany during the 22nd Infantry's first penetration
on September 17, 1944.
Above: From the Oklahoma Historical Society's Chronicles of Oklahoma War Memorial Part XIII
Lacy Collins was originally
buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium in Block G Row 12 Grave 289 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot H Row 5 Grave 40
Grave marker for Lacy Collins
Photo by Des Philippet
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