Name: CW2 James Frew Collins (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/09/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 10/18/1948
Home City: Vandergrift, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-49
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-093
Short Summary: Flying with Whisenant.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17106
Call sign: Hawk 10
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/28/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD901433
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: MONONGAHELA CEMETERY, MONONGAHELA, PA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/21/2001
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