A.B. Collier was born on 31 May 1922, the son of John Jackson Collier and Emma Jane Keener.
He was killed in action on 9 October 1944, while acting as first scout for his platoon near Echternach, Luxembourg
PFC Collier was initially buried at the American War Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. Buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 255

Private First Class

He received two Purple Hearts that I know of, for I have them along with the American flag. I don’t know if he received any other medals.
–Submitted by his niece, Veronica Douglas


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 May 1922
  • Date of death: 9 October 1944
  • County: Bledsoe
  • Hometown: Pikeville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Co. L, 329th Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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