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- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Sgt. James S. Collins Jr.
Died August 28, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
35, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company (Combat Support), U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich.; died Aug. 28 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds sustained during combat operations.
Parents of slain Michigan soldier call him a hero
The Associated Press
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — A Michigan soldier killed this week during combat operations in Kirkuk had been in Iraq nearly a year, the military said.
Sgt. James S. Collins Jr., 35, of Rochester Hills, was part of the 303rd Military Police. The company deployed in Iraq last September and conducted convoy security operations, Army officials said.
Collins died Aug. 28.
“We are very proud of our son, Jim, as are his wife, his son, and his sister,” Collins’ parents said Aug. 30 in a release. “To us, Jim will always be a hero. He did his duty as he saw it and was proud of his service to his country.”
Collins’ Army Reserve company is based in Jackson, Mich.