This was my mother's first cousin. He was the only son of Daniel Martin Collins and his second wife Ada Conner Collins -Collins (her second husband).John is buried in Collins cemetery in Howell Co Mo. as is his parents , grandparents Western Perry Collins and Lucy Jones Collins.Just don't want to forget him. He died when I was 5 months old. John W. Collins Born Feb 22 1934 died May 24 1953
Private First Class, U.S. Army Killed in Action Died May 24, 1953 in Korea Private First Class Collins was a member of the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on May 24, 1953. Private First Class Collins was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.