David Michael Collins

David Michael Collins

Age: 45
Branch: USN
Rank(s): BM2, BM1, SOC
Unit(s): SDVT2, ST4, ST10

Fallen on: 12 Mar 2014
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Era: Global War on Terror

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for valor and 2 gold stars, Army Commendation Medal w/oakleaf cluster, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/gold star, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle ā€˜Eā€™ Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/silver and bronze star, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/bronze star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/3 bronze stars, NATO ISAF Afghanistan Medal, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal and a letter of recognition from Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.

Hometown: Lock Haven, PA

David Collins died as a result of his struggle with PTSD.