Cummins, Lawrence Delworth, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 000X, USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32)
Service Years
1943 - 1971
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Date of Passing
Jan 06, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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01Feb07 - Capt. L. D. Cummins, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was born on Feb. 18, 1921 in Webster Groves. Mo. He attended Washington University in St. Louis prior to entrance in the Naval Academy. He received his commission as ensign with the 1944 class. He progress from junior ensign on the USS Hughes in 1943 to gunnery officer in the closing stages of World War II and finally served as executive officer from December 1945 to September 1946.



He next reported to Commander Destroyer Flotilla Three and served with that staff in China as flag lieutenant and communications officer. His duty assignments have commanding officer of LSMR 403; aide to the commandant, Fourth Naval District; executive officer of the USS Newman K. Perry; command staff course, Naval War College; destroyer detail desk, Bureau of Naval Personnel; commanding officer of the USS Bauer; training and readiness section, staff commander cruiser-destroyer Force Pacific; commanding officer of the USS Towers; staff of Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; chief of Navy Section, MAAG, Denmark and assistant chief of staff, operations and readiness, staff of commander First Fleet.



Decorations and awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal with six battle starts, Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Asiatic,) China Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with two battle stars and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. He retired in 1971.



Del was the father to six children, three of his own: Larry Cummins of Bisbee, Ariz.; Karen Pida of Falls Church, Va.; Sharon Cummins of Chula Vista; and three of Pat's children; Kimberly Kelbe of Albuquerque, N.M.; Karen Kaufman of Coronado; and Kenneth Kaufman of San Diego



Del resided with his wife of 32 years, Patricia, in Coronado.



Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.



Coronado Eagle & Journal

1/26/2007

   


Korean War
Start Year
1950
End Year
1953

Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance.

Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, as a result of an agreement with the United States, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently moved into the south. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions, with separate governments. Both governments claimed to be the legitimate government of all of Korea, and neither side accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces supported by the Soviet Union and China moved into the south on 25 June 1950. On that day, the United Nations Security Council recognized this North Korean act as invasion and called for an immediate ceasefire. On 27 June, the Security Council adopted S/RES/83: Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea and decided the formation and dispatch of the UN Forces in Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force, with the United States providing 88% of the UN's military personnel.

After the first two months of the conflict, South Korean forces were on the point of defeat, forced back to the Pusan Perimeter. In September 1950, an amphibious UN counter-offensive was launched at Inchon, and cut off many of the North Korean troops. Those that escaped envelopment and capture were rapidly forced back north all the way to the border with China at the Yalu River, or into the mountainous interior. At this point, in October 1950, Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war. Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces which continued until mid-1951.

After these reversals of fortune, which saw Seoul change hands four times, the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North Korea was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat for the first time in history, and Soviet pilots covertly flew in defense of their communist allies.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, have continued to the present.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1950
To Year
1953
 
Last Updated:
Feb 16, 2012
   
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  • Alonzo, Louis, PO3, (1950-1954)
  • Ambellan, Charles Herbert, CAPT, (1942-1970)
  • Amos, Bobby, PO1, (1949-1969)
  • Apple, Clarence, PO2, (1948-2010)
  • Arechiga, Sr., Raymond
  • Baker, Raymond C., PO3, (1948-1951)
  • Barcus, Riley
  • Bartlett, Davis, PO1, (1951-1972)
  • Bash, Charles, SN
  • Bass, Richard Daniel, LTJG, (1951-1953)
  • Beam, Joe, MCPO, (1941-2004)
  • Beckley, Jerry, CWO4, (1948-1969)
  • Beckwith, Eugene Gerrard, PO2, (1951-1955)
  • Bennett, Donald, S1c, (1951-1954)
  • Berryman, Bennie, FA
  • Bick, Raymond, SR, (1949-1953)
  • Bick, Robert Sterling, LTJG, (1951-1953)
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