John B. Cummings, KIA
USA – WWII
Minocqua, Wisconsin – 10-13-18
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Army Pvt. John B. Cummings, killed during World War II, was accounted for on July 12, 2018 and he has been returned to Wisconsin. Pvt Cummings was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and his family lived in various parts of Wisconsin and were living in Hartford when John joined the Army in 1942.
In December 1944, Cummings was a member of Company A, 276th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division, along the France and Germany border to reinforce the Alsace area. On Dec. 31, 1944, German troops crossed the Rhine River into France. As darkness fell, two member of Cummings’ company passed him as he sat in a foxhole near the riverbank. Sometime later, U.S. troops heard German machine gun fire and maneuvered their way back to Cummings’ foxhole. The troops were unable to find Cummings, but they did find a helmet with a bullet hole. Despite extensive recovery efforts, Cummings’ remains were unable to be located.Pvt Cummings will be buried next to his parents in rural Oneida County. There will be a private family gathering and his nephew has asked that we join them in the processional and short graveside service.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 10-13-18
Staging Time: 10:00
Bolger Funeral & Cremation Services
212 W Chicago St.
Due to very short notice, no RC assigned. Any WI RC make take the role if available.
Questions contact State Captain John Curran email@example.com
Private family gathering before escort – please arrive quietly.Staging 10:00 a.m.Escort ETD 10:30 a.m.Graveside service 11:00 a.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain
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