On May 20, 2017, a tragedy occurred when 2nd Lieutenant Richard W. Collins, III was fatally stabbed in an apparent hate crime three days before he was set to graduate from Bowie State University. His parents, Richard and Dawn Collins have paid tribute to their son’s legacy through establishing the 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins Foundation. It is their hope and prayer that at some point, their heartbreak will transform itself into a state of consciousness that will provide them with a sense of peace. They feel it’s their purpose to stay connected with their son by turning sorrow into an opportunity to bless the lives of others.

Mom, The World Will Know My Name!

-Richard Collins, III