Colin Ismail Arslanbas

Colin Ismail Arslanbas was born on 19-MAY 2001 in Ormond Beach, Florida.  His parents were Evren and Nicole Arslanbas.  Colin had one brother and sister.  He grew up in O’Fallon, Missouri where he met his future wife Gracen, in 4th grade. Colin was a 2019 graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High School. He and Gracen reconnected when he asked her to attend the Marine Corps Ball in 2022. They were married on 18-FEB 2023.

Colin enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 16-MAR 2020. On 18-APR 2024 SGT Colin Arslanbas, now assigned to the Maritime Special Purpose Force (MSPF), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, died in a training accident, a parachute mishap, near Camp Lejeune. 

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