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Old 03-07-2017, 06:43 AM
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A very important ceremony was held this past Saturday in Clarksville, Tn. SFC Robert Cummings was laid to rest with full military honors in a local Clarksville cemetery and while this is not all that unusual in this proud military town, this particular military burial was a bit different.

The veteran's 66yr old son and family were present at this special event and were very happy to have finally seen it. You see, Rex Cummings was born 2 months after Father Robert was reported MIA in November 1950 and had never even been seen by his Father. Yes, SFC Cummings had likely perished some 66 yrs ago and was finally, now, being honored and laid to rest.

I would encourage you all to read the article linked below and look at the numerous pictures also linked with the story. It's a bittersweet saga, but I promise it will make you take pause and feel good about what happened Saturday March 4th, 2017 in Clarksville Tn.

(There is also a video linked that some of you may also want to see, but I'd suggest simply reading the article and looking at the pictures before that.)

Korean War vet laid to rest 66 years after disappearance
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My great-uncle served in Korea...and was never the same after he came home. War truly is he**, even if the idiots calling the shots term it a "police action". I miss my uncle Don...he taught me how to process chickens with hot water and paraffin wax, which is how I taught my kids to do it.

Thanks to SFC Cummings for his service and sacrifice.
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I didn't see it mentioned and I couldn't find an answer with a brief Google search but how did they recover SFC Cummings remains? It is not like just anybody can poke around "near Hajoyang".
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:48 AM
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Evidently his remains were returned by NK.

It is truly astounding how many United States service members are still MIA from our wars.
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It is truly astounding how many United States service members are still MIA from our wars.
It sure is. My dad was in there with the Air Force during the war and I was in Korea with the US Army in 73-74. Looking north would send a shiver up my spine. Land of the zombies.

Glad SFC Cummings made it home, now he can rest in peace.
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Tnhunter: Thanks for posting this information, for this is a very special time. Not only for His family, but for Our Country as well. For on this day the long lost SFC Robert Cummings. Returned to the Country that He Loved and Heroically gave His life for, so long ago, to be properly buried in Her Soil.
RIP SFC Robert Cummings your last Mission is now Complete, and You did well. Thank You For Your Service.
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From where do we get such men? Most nations have an armed forces. But America has the most to defend, so we get the very best of sons born on our soil. My greatest respect to SFC Cummings for his sacrifice to protect and defend my Freedom. May God seat him to His right on Judgment Day.
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I'd like to thank all those who have stopped by to comment. As an old soldier these types of stories always make me take pause and to again ensure that I give thought to what all these heroes did for all of us.

I attended the funeral of a fellow military pilot not long ago and the presence of the Patriot Guard was a very nice touch. That funeral was also in Clarksville and the pictures showing the same members from SFC Cumming's funeral made me smile. Thank you to all that participate in that.
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I think about the POW - MIA's regularly what they endured. I'm involved with our AL post Honor Guard we do all the military funerals in this area . Had one last week for a former POW from Korea. In fact have one this afternoon. I'm glad he finally made it home.
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