Lacy Collins

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 09/17/1944

 

 

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 into Germany
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.

Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liege, Belgium

Plot H Row 5 Grave 40

 

     

Grave marker for Lacy Collins

Photo by Des Philippet
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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