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.