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Salutes and a folded flag at funeral for new Army lieutenant killed in possible hate crimeMembers of Bowie State University's ROTC program carry the casket of Richard Collins III into First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Md. The stage beneath the blue-and-white church steeple in Maryland was not where Richard Collins III was to be celebrated this week.
The stage beneath the blue-and-white church steeple in Maryland was not where Richard Collins III was to be celebrated this week. The young lieutenant, who had just been commissioned in the U.S. Army last week, should have marched across the stage at Bowie State University’s graduation ceremony Tuesday to claim his diploma, in mortarboard and flowing black robe.
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