The remains of the Pfc army. Glenn E. Collins, who was killed at the age of 21 during the Korean War, will be buried at South Lawn Cemetery on Veterans Day, November 11.
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at 5401 S. Park Ave.
In an interview last year after Collins’s remains were identified in April, sisters LaWanda Brothers and Kathern Ballentine said they were relieved their brother was coming home to be buried.
Collins will be buried where his parents and more than 80 relatives are buried.
“We have prayed and cried for 70 years, and now he will come home,” the Brothers said last year. She and Ballentine are the last survivors of Collins’ immediate family.
“He was a wonderful brother who helped take care of the family when my parents were at work. Our dad worked at Edwards Air Force Base and our mom worked at a cannery, ”said Brothers, who was 13 when Collins, 19, joined the military in California. She said Collins was born in Marshall, Texas, and the family moved to Tucson and then to Tranquility, Calif. Because their father worked in construction. The family eventually returned to Tucson and stayed.
Collins was reported missing in action on December 2, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.