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USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS

Flying the Texas Flag Alongside the Corps Flag

The *USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS left Blount Island at 4:30 p.m. on January 30, 2007 sailing east on the St. Johns River into the Atlantic Ocean, "en route to the Western Pacific where Jack continues to patrol."

The flags of Texas and the U.S. Marine Corps stand together on the starboard side of the signal mast of the USNS 1ST LT JACK LUMMUS.  They wave in a light wind blowing inland from the Atlantic. 

The State Flag flew over the Texas State Cemetery on the morning of Veterans Day, 2005.  The dedication ceremony of the VE-VJ, World War II Monument and a Memorial Marker for Medal of Honor Recipient Jack Lummus was held at 11:30 a.m.  The Baylor Alumni Association sponsored the Memorial Marker to honor Jack, a Baylor alumnus. 

Harry Bradley, Superintendent, Texas State Cemetery, presented the Texas Flag to the Lummus family.  The Lummus family presented the flag, and other items from the ceremony, to the U.S. Marine Corps: Colonel Jim Hooks and Lt. Colonel Chris Ellis, Blount Island Command.  Colonel's Hooks and Ellis presented the flag and items to Ships Master, Dave Hagner, and crew in a ceremony aboard ship on  January 29, 2007.

*The designation for the LUMMUS has changed from MV to USNS. The U.S. Navy procured the LUMMUS.


Texas State Cemetery    Christening MV 1st Lt Jack Lummus


The pictures and information are courtesy of U.S. Marine Corps: Colonel Jim Hooks and Lt. Colonel Chris Ellis, Blount Island Command.  


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