George Collins was drafted into the U.S. Army on October 15, 1941. He served one year in the Quartermaster Corps at various locations in the U.S. He transferred to the Coast Artillery and attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He served as a Coast Artilleryman at Fort Macon in Beaufort, N.C. and Cape Lookout in Morehead City. From there he was sent to Fort Mead, in Maryland, Trinidad, Puerto Rico, and Porta, Spain. Collins was discharged from the Army in January of 1946, but remained in the Army Reserves. Collins left the reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel with twenty - nine years of service.
Transcript Number 004
Title: George Collins: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: George Collins
Interviewer: Joseph James
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (c. 28 min.): sd, col
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience