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  1. General Joseph Lawton Collins (May 1, 1896 – September 12, 1987) was a senior United States Army officer. During World War II, he served in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations, one of a few senior American commanders to do so. [2] He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the Korean War .

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  2. J. Lawton Collins Joseph Lawton Collins ( 1 de mayo de 1896 - 12 de septiembre de 1987) fue un oficial superior del Ejército de los Estados Unidos.

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    Family and early life

    Collins was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Algiers, Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. His father, Jeremiah Bernard Collins, had left Dunmanway, County Cork in Ireland as a young boy in the early 1860s to join the rest of the family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Family legend has it he served as a drummer boy in the Civil War and, at age 16, helped to drive a herd of horses into Texasto replace the cavalry mounts which had been lost to the war. He made his way to New...

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    Collins enrolled in Tulane University, but his mother's uncle, the mayor of New Orleans, was asked by a local member of Congress if there was a bright young man who could "stay the course" at West Point. Collins, reached at Tulane, accepted the appointment. During the Philippine–American War, Collins served in the 8th Cavalry and as an aide-de-camp to Pershing in the Philippines. He also served during the Mexican Punitive Expedition and in France during World War I. In World War I, Collins co...

    Barnes, Bart (May 12, 2002). "James Collins Jr., 84; General, Military Historian". Los Angeles Times. His father, Maj. Gen. James Lawton Collins, was an aide de camp to Gen. John J. Pershing, who c...
    Collins, Michael (2009). Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys. Lindbergh, Charles (foreword). Cooper Square Press. ISBN 9780374531942.
    The Biographical Dictionary of World War II Generals and Flag Officers – The U.S. Armed Forces, by R. Manning Ancell with Christine M. Miller, PhD, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1996
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    Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins (May 1, 1896 – September 12, 1987) was Army Chief of Staff during the Korean War. During World War II, he was an Army general, serving in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations. His elder brother, James Lawton Collins, was also in the Army as a major general. His nephew, Michael Collins, was the c...

    Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 1, 1896. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1917; was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the 22nd Infantry, April 1917; was promoted to first lieutenant, May 1917, and temporary captain, August 1917. He attended the Infantry School of Arms at Fort Sill and served ...

    Collins married Gladys Easterbrook, 1921; reverted to captain, 1920; was instructor in the department of chemistry at West Point, 1921–1925; graduated from the company officer course at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, 1926, and from the advanced course at the Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, 1927. He was an instructor in weapons and tactics at...

  3. May 1, 1896 - Sep 12, 1987 General Joseph Lawton Collins was a senior United States Army officer. During World War II, he served in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operations, one of a...

  4. J. Lawton Collins, general estadounidense (m. 1987) El general Joseph Lawton Collins (1 de mayo de 1896 - 12 de septiembre de 1987) fue un oficial superior del ejército de los Estados Unidos. Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, sirvió en los teatros de operaciones del Pacífico y Europa, uno de los pocos comandantes estadounidenses de alto rango que lo hizo.

  5. J. Lawton Collins was born on May 1, 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Joseph Lawton Collins. He was married to Gladys Easterbrook. He died on September 12, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio » Born: May 1, 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Died: September 12, 1987 (age 91) in Washington, District of Columbia, USA