J.Lawton Collins

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Birthday
1, 1896
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Sep 12, 1987 (91)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1896
Birthplace
Louisiana
Death Date
Sep 12, 1987 (91)

About

U.S. Army commander who was nicknamed "Lightning Joe" and became a hero at Guadalcanal and Normandy.

Before Fame

He graduated from West Point in 1917 and was sent to Germany to command a battalion.

Trivia

He bravely led his unit at Guadalcanal through a line of enemy sniper fire. Likewise, in Normandy, he led a critical D-Day breakout.

Family Life

He had a son and two daughters with his wife, Gladys.

Associated With

His nephew, Michael Collins, piloted the famous Apollo 11 space mission that transported two men to the moon.

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