Collazo, Ernesto, CSM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Command Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Command Sergeant Major
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1978-1982, 11B10, 193rd Infantry Brigade/HHC
Service Years
1952 - 1982
Foreign Language(s)
Spanish
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Presidential Certificate of Appreciation

Command Sergeant Major


Seven Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Vieques Island
Last Address
Pembroke Pines, Florida

Date of Passing
Mar 27, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Cementerio Municipal - De Vieques, Puerto Rico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Vieques Cenetery

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord USA - Republic of Korea (ROK) Combined Forces Command US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

Drill Sergeant Badge 101st Airbone Division 1st Cavalry Division 3rd Infantry Division

4th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran






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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:

The Brave Are Many

 


A Brave Young Soldier crawls through a muddy trench along a line between good and evil.  The air he breathes burns his lungs.  His eyes strain to see her face.  And as the poisonous gas its grisly task done, rises toward the sky, his soul follows close behind.

 

A Brave Young Soldier marches through the Jungles of the Philippine Islands.  Head held high, back straight, eyes forward, courage strong and faith unbroken.  A death march to Bataan, endured.

 

A Brave Young Soldier survives the cruel and merciless hell War of Vietnam.  Now he fights another war from a bed in a VA Hospital.  A vicious microscopic demon devouring his body cell by cell.  A lifetime of dreams not yet realized, as he kisses his bride of some thirty years one last time.

 

A Brave Young Soldier lies face down in the sand of a far away land.  He is mortally wounded, his crimson blood soaked up by the desert.  His tears fall like shining bits of silver, falling not for the pain nor the fear of death.  As he cries he sees generations before him of Brave Young Soldiers reaching out their hands to welcome him home.  Fighting to resist the flight to heaven he cries, “Am I the last?”  As he passes from this life, he fears he's the last.  

 

“Form up lads” the Sergeant barks as the Brave Young Soldier takes his place among God’s Heavenly Honor Guard.

 

A Brave Young bride holds the folded flag, her heart broken and bleeding.  Blowing a kiss to her Brave Young Soldier one last time, she feels a kick from within her womb. “You will not be the last, my Brave Young Soldier.”  She whispers softly. 

John Vincent Prater
   
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   1973-1973, 11B10, US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course, Fort Bliss, TX

Master Sergeant
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Unit
US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course, Fort Bliss, TX Unit Page
Rank
Master Sergeant
MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Location
Fort Bliss
Country/State
Texas
 
 
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 US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course, Fort Bliss, TX Details

US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course, Fort Bliss, TX
Type
Training Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Professional Schools and Courses
Strength
School
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
16 July to 18 December 1973

   
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6 Members Also There at Same Time
US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Course, Fort Bliss, TX

Prichard, Paul, SGM, (1958-1989) IN 11Z50 Sergeant Major
Bainbridge, William, SMA, (1943-1979) MP 00Z Command Sergeant Major
Greene, Raymond, SGM, (1968-2000) AG 00R Sergeant Major
Anderson, Curtis, SGM, (1955-1976) MP 95B Master Sergeant
Foster, Gary, MSG, (1960-1980) AR 11D10 Sergeant First Class
Morrell, Glen Edward, SMA, (1954-1987) First Sergeant

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