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

   


Vietnam War
Start Year
1960
End Year
1973

Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or whether it was a noble cause, or an idealistic, if failed, effort to protect the South Vietnamese from totalitarian government.

Summary:

Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France, which received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States. The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva. As a result of the conference, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence, and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North. In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold unification elections. By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government.

To support the South's government, the United States sent in 2,000 military advisors--a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963, South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Viet Cong. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces--which numbered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war.

The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. In 1970, Nixon attempted to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia. This act violated Cambodian neutrality and provoked antiwar protests on the nation's college campuses.

From 1968 to 1973, efforts were made to end the conflict through diplomacy. In January 1973, an agreement was reached; U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam, and U.S. prisoners of war were released. In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North, and Vietnam was reunited.

Consequences

1. The Vietnam War cost the United States 58,000 lives and 350,000 casualties. It also resulted in between one and two million Vietnamese deaths.

2. Congress enacted the War Powers Act in 1973, requiring the president to receive explicit Congressional approval before committing American forces overseas.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1960
To Year
1973
 
Last Updated:
Sep 22, 2017
   
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