Fellow soldiers recall 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins’ leadership; post office will bear his name
No one can argue that Army 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins of Tyrone was taken too early in the explosion that killed him and one of his men in Mosul, Iraq one year ago.
He may have been just 24 years old, but he made a significant impact as a platoon leader in the Army. So much so that a dozen of his former troops came to Tyrone Monday to witness the ceremony officially renaming the town’s Post Office after their lieutenant.
Afterwards, several of those men spoke fondly of Collins and the leadership he displayed in the field under quite harsh conditions. Read More»