Collins, James Lawton, Sr., MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1946, 00GC, 5th Service Command
Service Years
1907 - 1946

Field Artillery

Major General



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1882
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Collins, James Lawton, Sr., MG.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Algiers, Louisiana
Last Address
Unknown

Date of Passing
Jun 30, 1963
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec 34 Sit 121-A

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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Last Known Activity

United States Army General. The father of astronaut Michael Collins, he served
as aide-de-camp to General John J. Pershing during the Philippine Insurrection,
the Mexican Punititve Expedition and in France during World War I. During World
War II he commanded the Puerto Rican Division and the 5th Service Command. He
retired in 1946.

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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
From Month/Year
March / 1916
To Month/Year
February / 1917

Description
The Pancho Villa Expedition—now known officially in the United States as the Mexican Expedition but originally referred to as the "Punitive Expedition, U.S. Army"—was a military operation conducted by the United States Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa from March 14, 1916, to February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution 1910–1920.

The expedition was launched in retaliation for Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and was the most remembered event of the Border War. The declared objective of the expedition by the Wilson administration was the capture of Villa. Despite successfully locating and defeating the main body of Villa's command, responsible for the raid on Columbus, U.S. forces were unable to prevent Villa's escape and so the main objective of the U.S. incursion was not achieved.

The active search for Villa ended after a month in the field when troops sent by Venustiano Carranza, the head of the Constitutionalist faction of the revolution and now the head of the Mexican government, resisted the U.S. incursion. The Constitutionalist forces used arms at the town of Parral to resist passage of a U.S. Army column. The U.S. mission was changed to prevent further attacks on it by Mexican troops and to plan for war in the eventuality it broke out. When war was averted diplomatically, the expedition remained in Mexico until February 1917 to encourage Carranza's government to pursue Villa and prevent further raids across the border.
   
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From Month/Year
March / 1916
To Month/Year
February / 1917
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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