Military honors scheduled for Korean War veteran, Jim Collier of OC

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Collier will receive full military honors at 1:15 p.m. May 15 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road in Newtown, Pa. Collier will receive full military honors at 1:15 p.m. May 15 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road in Newtown, Pa.  OCEAN CITY — On April 4, the Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Ferguson-Foglio Post 6650 lost James Collier of Ocean City. Collier was a sergeant in the US Army, 2nd Infantry Division and served with honor during the Korean War.

Formerly of Langhorne, Pa., Collier was an active life member of Post 6650 serving in various officer positions and active in its fundraising programs until his illness became too debilitating. He was also a charter member of the Ocean City American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 and a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2560. Collier was an involved parishioner at St. Damien’ s Parish and performed the role of head usher at St. Augustine’s for many years.

With his companion, Linda Albano, by his side, Collier struggled with lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis, which finally took his life.

Collier will receive full military honors at 1:15 p.m. May 15 at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road in Newtown, Pa.

While the interment is private, based on cemetery policy, friends and fellow comrades are invited to attend the honors ceremony.


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