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First Name: Prue

Last Name: Collier

Birthplace: Colorado City, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Colorado City, TX
Middle Name: M. W.

Date of Birth: 25 December 1909

Date of Death: 17 June 1948

Rank: Technician Fourth Grade

Years Served:
Prue Milton Watt Collier

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Prue Milton Watt Collier

Technician 4th Grade, U. S. Army

Silver Star

Headquarters, 1st Army, General Orders No. 58 (1944)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal Prue M. Collier, United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as a Medical Aidman during the invasion of Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944.
Early on D-Day, Corporal Collier, landing with his platoon on OMAHA Beach under devastating enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun, and rifle fire, completely disregarded his own safety to render aid to the wounded. He continually exposed himself to the incessant enemy fire for a period of five hours despite the pain from serious leg wounds, and it was not until additional Aidmen had arrived that he agreed to be evacuated. His spirit of self-sacrifice in disregarding his own safety and injuries in order to help his comrades saved many lives and was an outstanding factor in maintaining the morale of the men on the beach.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 317275   Created by: drjones46




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