Ray Thomas Collins was born in Vasper, Campbell County, Tennessee to William Thomas Collins and Sofia Booth.

752nd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 6 October 1944
Cpl. Ray T. Collins, 21, Lake City, died in France, Sept. 1, his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Collins, have been notified. The father said details of the death have not been relayed to the family. “We received a letter from Ray which had been written Aug. 26, saying he was well,” the father said. Before entering the Army 20 months ago, Cpl. Collins was employed at ALCOA. He is a graduate of Lake City High School.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 June 1923
  • Date of death: 1 September 1944
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Lake City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 752nd Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Vasper Cemetery, Vasper, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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