Private First Class Thomas R. Collette was assigned to the 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32nd Infantry Division. The 32nd was fighting in the New Guinea Campaign at the time he died on 13 May 1943. He is interred at B,962, Honolulu Memorial Cemetery, Hawaii. PFC. Collette died non battle.
PFC Collette was initially buried at Ipswich USAF Cemetery in Brisbane, Australia.