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Unaccompanied Veteran Burial set at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

Odessa American - 1/8/2024

Jan. 8—KILLEEN — The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 Fort Hood Street, Killeen, will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for U.S.Marine Corps Veteran Staff Sergeant (SSGT) Darrell D. Collins at 11 a.m. sharp Jan. 10.

Born on June 16, 1968, SSGT Collins served from February 1989 to April 2005. SSGT Collins received the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his service to our nation.

SSGT Collins is not expected to have any next-of-kin attend his burial. Members of the Killeen community are encouraged to attend.

SSGT Collins will receive military honors. If no next-of-kin is present at the burial, a Veterans Land Board Representative will accept the United States flag on his behalf.


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