ROGER W CUMMINGS
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

ROGER WAYNE CUMMINGS

WALL NAME

ROGER W CUMMINGS

PANEL / LINE

26W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

01/20/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BLOOMINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monroe County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

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PFC

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LEFT FOR ROGER WAYNE CUMMINGS
POSTED ON 4.20.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Roger is buried at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN. PH
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POSTED ON 3.15.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you PFC Roger Wayne Cummings

I want to thank you Roger Wayne Cummings, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

It's Heroes like you, that made it possible for others like me, to return home and lead free and full lives.

Again, thank you PFC Roger Wayne Cummings, for a job exceptionally well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 10.31.2001
POSTED BY: Buddy Newlin

Roger Cummings

POSTED ON 6.14.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS BRAVE YOUNG MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


ROGER WAYNE CUMMINGS


served as a


RIFLEMAN


with


COMPANY " K "

THIRD BATTALION

SEVENTH MARINES

FIRST MARINE DIVISION


and was a posthumous recipient of the



NAVY CROSS


PURPLE HEART





~~~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~~~





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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CITATION


FOR AWARD OF THE


NAVY CROSS


TO


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


ROGER WAYNE CUMMINGS



For extraordinary heroism while serving as a Rifleman with

Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine

Division in the Republic of Vietnam on 20 April 1968.

Private First Class Cummings' platoon was directed to assault

heavily fortified North Vietnamese Army emplacements

located in the mountainous Thoung Duc area of Quang Nam

Province. As the platoon commenced the attack, the Marines

came under vicious automatic weapons fire from concealed

machine gun positions, pinning down the unit and inflicting

several casualties. Realizing the need for immediate action

to prevent further Marine injuries, Private First Class

Cummings unhesitatingly left his relatively secure rear

position and charged across the fire-swept terrain to assault

the hostile bunker complex. With enemy rounds impacting

about him, he raced from one emplacement to another,

firing his rifle and throwing hand grenades in a splendid

display of valor which enabled his companions to resume the

attack. Demoralized by the impetus of the attack, the North

Vietnamese soldiers began a retreat from the area and,

as they withdrew, one of the men hurled an explosive

device at Private First Class Cummings which injured him

extensively and rendered him unable to walk. Although

suffering great pain, he resolutely determined to prevent

the escape of the hostile unit, and struggling desperately,

he dragged himself on his elbows and hands to a vantage

point from which he continued to fire upon the enemy

soldiers until he succumbed to his wounds. His heroic

efforts and selfless concern for his fellowmen were

instrumental in his unit's securing the objective. By his

courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering

devotion to duty, Private First Class Cummings upheld

the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps

and the United States Naval Service.

He gallantly gave his life for his country.



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