He was a baker and petty officer third class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.
Mr. Collier was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Galveston, Texas, to Linald L. Collier, an English immigrant and longshoreman, and Alma Long Collier, a homemaker.
He attended school at La Marque, and news accounts in 1933 and 1934 named him as one of the top-scoring ninth-grade students both years. He sooned joined the Army, serving as a cook and baker at Fort Crockett in Galveston. He joined the Navy in 1937.
Mr. Collier was a member of First Baptist Church in Galveston.