Collins, Harry, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1954, 00GC, 31st Infantry Division
Service Years
1917 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Major General

Four Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by LTC Bob Thompson to remember Collins, Harry, MG USA(Ret).

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Home Town
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Mar 08, 1963
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Collins is buried in St. Peter's Church Cemetary, Salzburg, Austria.

He is credited with liberating the infamous Dachau concentration camp in 1945.
Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne SchoolInfantry Officer Advanced CourseCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
Army War College (Staff)89th Division99th Infantry Division42nd Infantry Division
US Forces Austria (USFA)2nd Infantry DivisionArmy Garrison, Fort Totten, NY8th Infantry Division
Defense Attache Office (USDAO), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)31st Infantry Division
  1917-1919, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)
  1925-1926, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1929-1930, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1933-1934, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1934-1935, Army War College (Staff)
  1942-1942, 1542, 89th Division
  1942-1943, 00GD, 99th Infantry Division
  1943-1945, 00GC, 42nd Infantry Division
  1945-1948, 00GC, US Forces Austria (USFA)
  1948-1949, 00GC, 2nd Infantry Division
  1949-1951, 00GC, Army Garrison, Fort Totten, NY
  1951-1952, 00GC, 8th Infantry Division
  1952-1952, United States Defense Attache Office, Moscow, USSR, Defense Attache Office (USDAO)
  1952-1954, 00GC, 31st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Chicago
  1913-1917, University of Chicago
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