Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Gary L Collins

Hardin, Texas

November 8, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
32 Army SSG

1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Fort Riley, Kansas

Fallujah, Iraq.  Collins was riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when it hit an improvised explosive device.  The soldier died of his injuries.
AP News

Those close to Gary L. Collins remember a man with a strong sense of honor and personal duty, a man who chose a military career to protect the world. Collins, of Hardin, Texas, died Nov. 8 when the vehicle he was riding in hit an explosive. He was stationed at Fort Riley. Survivors include his wife, Kassie, and daughters, 8-year-old Taylor and 6-year-old Landry.

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