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Robert Le Roy COLLINS

United States , Distinguished Service Medal

Robert Le Roy COLLINS, Distinguished Service Medal, United States. Member of Masons 32°; American Legion; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Society of Santiago de Cuba (Life).

Background

COLLINS, Robert Le Roy was born on July 6, 1878 in Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Le Roy Z. and Anna D. (Melcher) Collins.

Education

Haldane Academy, Cold Springs, New York, 1895. Infantry and Cavalry School, 1907. Army Staff College, 1908.

Army War College, 1922.

Career

Mexico Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, United States Army, 1901. First Lieutenant, 1906. Captain, 1916; Major of Cavalry, 1920.

Lieutenant Colonel, Cavalry, 1920. Lieutenant Colonel, Adjutant General, 1922. Major, Infantry, National Army, 1917.

Lieutenant Colonel, National Army, 1918. Colonel, Cavalry, United States Army, 1919-1920. Assistant Chief of Staff, 33 and 37 Divisions and Chief of Staff, Tank Corps.

Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, United States. Silver Star Citation for gallantry in action, United States. Croix de Guerre, French.

Officer of Order of Black Star, French.

Membership

Member of Masons 32°. American Legion; Military Order of Foreign Wars. Society of Santiago de Cuba (Life).

Clubs: Army and Navy. Army, Navy and Marine Corps Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Spouse Clara Emily Hughes, June 7, 1904, Fort Bayard, N.