Brian Eugene Cummings

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  • Name: Brian Eugene Cummings
  • Location of Birth: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 26, 1925
  • Date of Death: April 21, 1993 (67 years old)
  • Parents: Floyd Cummins and Luella (Gilchrist) Cummings
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 4, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War II Enlistment Records:
    Race or Ethnicity: White
    Residence: Cass County, North Dakota
    Enlistment Term: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Source of Army Personnel: Civil Life
    Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Level of Education: 3 years of high school
    Occupation: Tinsmiths, coppersmiths, and sheet metal workers
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Birth Date: 1925
    Birth Place: Minnesota
    Conflict Period: World War II
    Served for: United States of America

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Brian attended schools in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota.

    He worked for Great Lakes Pipeline, which eventually became Williams Brothers Pipeline for forty years. He retired in 1987.

    Brian married Gloria Lien on June 19, 1948 in Fargo, North Dakota.

    Brian moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1960 and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

    Brian is survived by his wife; sons, Gary and Dale; daughter, Cheryl (Mrs. Wayne) Coble; four grandchildren, five brothers; and one sisters. He is preceded in death by one brother.

    Brian died at home in Grand Forks, North Dakota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-A-38-0-8)

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