In the service: Collins |

In the service: Collins

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shawn Collins is halfway through a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is assigned to the 13 Marine Expeditionary Unit, home based at Camp Pendleton.

Marines from Collins’ unit have conducted offensive raids against Taliban and al-Qaida forces in Afghanistan. With their participation, the USS Bonhomme Richard became one of the U.S. Navy warships that have launched combat sorties.

He is the son of Linda and Dan Collins of Penn Valley and a 1999 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

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