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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: June 4, 1945
Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

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From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

John William Cummins

Covington, Kentucky

The quiet man from the land of Boone never made any loud noise; he believed that deeds speak for themselves. His desire was always to do his best in everything; working in his usual manner, he had no trouble with academics but was never satisfied with his progress. Although he had never wrestled before coming to the Academy, it became his favorite sport during the three years. Drags were fair but rare for the "Chief," and he spent most of his weekends observing. Time was on his side, for the longer we knew him the more we liked him. His desire to excel will carry him far as he goes out into the service.

J. Varsity Baseball 3, NA; Foreign Language Club 4, 3, 1; Boat Club 1.

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.


From The Cincinnati Enquirer on June 23, 1945:

Marine Lt John William Cummins, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cummins, 322 E. 41st St., Covington, was killed in action June 4 only a few days after he landed on Okinawa. A member of the First Marine Division, he had been overseas three months. He was a graduate of Holmes High School and the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. His parents and two sisters, Miss Jean Cummins and Mrs. John Tobin, both of the 41st Street address, survive him. He was engaged to be married to Miss Jacqueline Richards, Tacoma Park, Md.

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