Cpl. Sean M. Collins
Photo courtesy of News Hopkins County, KY
“[KY] Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the Department of Defense, Cpl. Sean M. Collins, 25, of Ewa Beach, Hawaii died Dec. 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Funeral services for Cpl. Collins will be held on December 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time at St. Columbus Catholic Church in Yelm, Wash. Burial services will follow at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. Governor Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday December 29th and encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute,” quoting iSurf Local News & Community Information Affecting Madisonville and Hopkins County Kentucky.
THIS WRITER IS FROM KENTUCKY & APPRECIATES GOV. BESHEAR’S RECOGNITION OF YELM’S COLLINS & OTHERS IN HIS BATTALION.