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Funeral services set for Yelm soldier killed in Afghanistan

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Dec. 27, 2010 at 10:52 am with No Comments »
December 27, 2010 3:54 pm

Cpl. Sean M. Collins of Yelm is to be buried Wednesday with a military funeral at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Collins, 25, died Dec. 12 in an attack at the combat outpost in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, where he served with the 101st Airborne Division. His division, based in Fort Campbell, Ky., has lost 104 soldiers during its deployment.

His father, Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.), said a Mass will take place at St. Columban Catholic Church, 506 1st St., Yelm. The funeral is to follow about 2:30 p.m. at the cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St., Kent.

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