Sgt. Collins’ mom was a former colleague. My heart goes out to the Collins family, they are in my thoughts.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. James S. Collins Jr., 35, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Aug. 28 in Kirkuk, Iraq, of wounds suffered during combat operations. He was assigned to the 303rd Military Police Company (Combat Support), U.S. Army Reserve, Jackson, Mich.
For more information related to this release, the media may contact the Army Reserve 88th Regional Readiness Command public affairs office at (612) 713-3011.