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2nd Lt Charles N Cummins

2nd Lt Charles N Cummins

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Charles Newton Cummins, son of George Bert and Elsie (Thacker) Cummins, was born October 19, 1909 in Reesville, Illinois. He married Virginia Monica Speirs on March 20, 1938. He registered for the draft on October 16, 1940 while living in Danville, Illinois. His draft record lists him as 5' 10" tall, weighing 145 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He was inducted into military service in Chicago on June 3, 1942.

2nd Lt Charles N Cummins was Commander of First Platoon, Company K. His son, Charles Dan Cummins was born June 24, 1944 while the 134th Infantry Regiment was billeted in Cornwall, England. Company K landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on July 6, 1944. Lieutenant Cummins was seriously wounded by shrapnel on July 19, 1944 during the battle for St Lo, France and died of his wounds July 25, 1944. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, Ilinois.

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