109 North Warwick Trace
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Colonel Collins received an appointment to The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated with the Class of 1964. After graduation from West Point, he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. For the next twenty-nine years he would serve his nation in both peace and war. He was a part of the 82nd Airborne Division in support of “Operation Powerpack” in April of 1965 (Dominican Republic) and served two tours in Vietnam. Other assignments included Heidelberg, Germany and many years at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Frank retired from the army in 1993. Upon his retirement, Frank and his wife, Claudette, moved to South Carolina having fallen in love with the area while visiting their sons at The Citadel. He was the Director of the Lowcountry Regional Math and Science Center for a number of years.
Frank was a voracious reader and was never far from a book on military history. He loved traveling with his family and returned to Europe many times. Frank was a long-time member of the Disney Vacation Club and experienced many happy vacations there with his family.