Written By My 2nd Cousin, E Cumming About The Men Who Served In The US Military (My Family Over 120 Years)

Written By My 2nd Cousin, E Cummings About The Men Who Served In My Family

He wrote:

I started thinking about the lives of service, within my own family and how the world has unfortunately become a “Me first” environment. We have seen lives devastated by fires, looting and needless death in the last few years. People say it is because of the inequality of our society, whether it be today, or 150 plus years ago. Were there injustices? Yes, there were and there still are today. Those that suffer are not restricted to one Race. My uncle, due to his political position, along with many others, was sent to Siberia when the Russian Forces invaded Lithuania, and the Country fell.

More recently, in the 70’s while serving in Asia, I saw poverty like no can imagine. Children in tattered clothing, unlike I have ever seen before, playing in the mud and filth, in the streets, begging for food. Along with my Brothers in Arms (this includes women too), regardless of our skin color or whether we were from the North, the South, the city, or the country, we were all touched by the scenes we saw and experienced.

Those who know me, know I have dabbled in genealogy over the years and am actively doing some research. I am realizing the proud military and service history my family is privileged to share.

Lt. Col George Edward Cumming – A young man and one year after getting married, lost his life in the Battle of Coronel (A naval battle off the coast of Chile, during WW-I, where the German Navy severely defeated the British.)

George Arbouin Burnett – Another WW-I fatality, only this time, due to Mustard Gas, in the battlefields of Belgium or France.

Lt. Col Bertram GarrattMaj Geoffrey Garratt

Edmund Rushworth Abbott, OBE (OBE = Officer of the British Empire)

Seaman Thomas Cumming – My brother who had his life changed forever on June 6, 1944. Today, they would call it PTSD, but Post WW-II, they did not have the counseling and/or support groups to help work through the trials of life after the trauma of seeing so many die on the beaches of Normandy.

  • MY IMMEDIATE GRANDFATHER: MSgt Arthur Cumming – My other brother, who served in North Africa, during WW-II, where he worked as a medic and selflessly gave of his services to save other soldiers and continued to serve for a total of 26 years.
  • MY IMMEDIATE GREAT GRANDFATHER: Petty Officer Arthur Cumming – My father, who served in the US Navy, both in WW-I and WW-II. WW1 as a Horseman with Gen John Pershing. When not in the Navy, his life was spent on the waterfront of New York, as a narcotics agent helping prevent the import of drugs coming into the U.S. via ships from all over the world.
  • MY IMMEDIATE UNCLE: Seaman John Cumming – Served on a river gun boat, in Viet Nam and surrounding countries.
  • MY COUSIN: MSgt E. Cumming – Myself and I am proud to share the same title, Master Sergeant, as my “Big Brother”, serving for 23 years in Southeast Asia (I was blessed to be in non-combatant situations), Asia, Europe and the Middle East/North Africa.

Our society MUST find a purpose greater than self! We are in a spiral fall, out of control. Everyone I mentioned above, and all others who committed to serve, in whatever capacity, many giving the ultimate sacrifice, promised without prejudice to defend and protect, regardless of Race, Color or Creed.

9 thoughts on “Written By My 2nd Cousin, E Cumming About The Men Who Served In The US Military (My Family Over 120 Years)

  1. The Purpose of Writing this blog. To some degree bases itself upon the book: Six Days of War, by Michael B. Oren. P.2: While it may be useless to try to pinpoint the cause or causes of the Middle East war of 1967, one can describe the context in which that war became possible. Much like the hypothetical butterfly that, flapping its wings, gives rise to currents that eventually generate a storm, so, too, might small, seemingly insignificant events spark processes leading ultimately to cataclysm.

    View myself as a totally insignificant butterfly of a person. But this tiny, mostly ignored blog, hopes to spark public criticism of Reshonim scholarship decisions made and expressed through their commentaries written on the Talmud and T’NaCH literature. Yeshiva Orthodox education forbids criticism of these early secondary sources. This decision, it seems to me — just plain wrong. The current cat-fights within the Israeli Knesset, I bring as primary evidence that leadership decisions inspire open and critical debates.

    Any study of rabbinic scholarship, especially during the Middle Ages prior to Napoleon liberating our People from the war criminal ghetto gulags, merits criticism and close scrutiny. It takes two hands to clap. Despite the lack of physical evidence which supports this thesis, my gut tells me that church leadership alone in the 16th Century, could never have succeeded in implementing ghetto gulags, spread across Europe and Russia, without the support of Kapo like Jews – modeled after Max Naumann (12 January 1875 – May 1939), founder of Verband nationaldeutscher Juden. This disgrace for a human being compares to the likes of Benedict Arnold, John Amery, Harold Cole, Vidkun Quisling, Philippe Pétain etc., criminals who supported the Nazis, and assisted in the war against the Jews of Europe.

    The introduction of political Zionism late in the 19th Century, it serves as an example of the butterfly effect, which so aroused nationalism and international wars that followed thereafter. Rabbinic Orthodoxy’s reaction to Zionism so contrasts with their total failure to denounce and destroy the Ari false gnostic kabbala\forbidden additions to the sealed Jewish masoret. This radical mystic kabbala perverted the classic מעשה בראשית masoret, as expressed through the Siddur; it opened the gates of tuma which history refers to as the false messiah heresies. That gnostic kabbala butterfly effect produced, so to speak, a unique social chaos chain reaction which culminated in the Cossack pogroms of 1648.

    A study of history entails much more than people, dates, and places. Before the Peace of Westphalia (1648), the numerous German principalities under the Holy Roman Empire restricted and limited their autonomy; these principalities could not conduct foreign affairs that resulted mutual treaties with other countries or empires. The removal of these legal restrictions effectively transformed these German principalities into Independent States.

    According to Frank Chiang, The One-China Policy: State, Sovereignty, and Taiwan’s International Legal Status, 2018. Modern States share some four common features: (1) the people; (2) a territory in which the people inhabit; (3) a ruler—a king or a sovereign prince—who bears sovereignty; and (4) the capability to engage in relations with other States. It seems to me, that European hostile rhetoric propaganda seeks to subvert the Jewish State; by shoving these four rules, magically concealed through false but repeated declarations of “International Law”, which intend to turn Samaria and Eastern Jerusalem into a kind of “Foie Gras”! As if Israel exists as a domesticated goose under the authority of the EU, Russia, and UN.

    Arab refugees populations, captured as a consequence of the victory of the 2nd Israeli War of Independence, have no rights. The moral outrage expressed by European Capitals completely ignores the treatment Jews received under European rule for over 2000 years, which terminated in the Shoah\Final Solution. European Capital lost their First among equals, first world status – following their defeat in WW ll. Israel does not recognize the right of any European government to sit as a permanent member on the UN Security Council. Both London and Paris merit no respect, they both aided the Nazi war effort to exterminate the Jews of Europe.

    These dethroned and defrocked ‘Great Powers’, the moral cowardice of their leaders, openly encouraged the lessor States of Europe to follow suit. The same holds true with the Reshonim scholarship on the Talmud following the Rambam Civil War. The same chain of consequences resulted in the Yankee war of aggression against the South. The Yankee victors replaced a Constitutional Republic of States, with a corrupt democracy.

    This post Civil War democracy, continually expands the voting franchise unto individuals not politically educated, and who have little or no stake in the political decisions, that these ‘democratically elected leaders’ effect upon the lives of the People; lobbies have replaced Governors and State Legislatures as the dominating influence over the Federal Congress persons and Senators. Lobbies write the Bills which bribed Congressmen and Senators present to Congress. Herein defines the corruption of Washington which ultimately define American law.

    The Rambam Civil War produced a similar corrosive deterioration upon the scholarship of both the Talmud and T’NaCH. Rabbinic leadership thereafter gave but mere lip service to the contrasting kabbala masoret of פרדס ומעשה בראשית as did the post Civil War Yankee governments in Washington honor and respect States Rights. Yeshiva educated, and how much more so, the common man on the street, neither Jew has the slightest idea how the kabbala of מעשה בראשית defines the k’vanna required to da’aven through the Siddur; the mitzvot of kiddushin and get\agunah and all positive time oriented commandments דאורייתא ודרבנן.

    Rabbinic Judaism does not strive to define tohor, contrasted by tuma, middot. Despite the fact that the Gemara of ברכות emphatically teaches that tefillot function in the stead of korbanot. Today the rote ritual of da’avening tefilla duplicates the offering of a barbeque unto Heaven, whereby king Shaul defied the commandment of the prophet Shmuel, and profaned his anointing as the Moshiach. King Shaul effectively turned the Moshiach blessing, into a Torah curse; just as when the people who originally asked the prophet Shmuel for a king; and rain, during the dry season, immediately thereafter fell!

    In 1948 and 1967 secular Jewry secured victory for the Jewish people by winning our two wars of Independence. A tremendous accomplishment. But the continued home rule of the Jewish people upon these lands, based upon the Torah as our Constitutional masoret, requires from all generations of Jews thereafter, strive to establish: (1) The Torah as the Written Constitution of the Cohen Republic of States. (2) Rebuild the Cities of Refuge, and therein establish the lateral courts of common law; the small and Great Sanhedrin(s) authorized to impose lashes as the defining criminal code of Jewish law as opposed & contrasted by Penitentiary Ghettos which define the western codes of criminal justice. Justice must restore compensation for damages imposed – in a quick and fair manner by the lateral Common Law Courts. (3) Cut a canal which connects the Mediterranean with the Salt Sea; to cause rain to fall upon the Negev and Sahara deserts. The intent, to send the Arab refugee populations, currently temporarily residing within Israel, to farm these now fertile crop producing lands of North Africa. The Torah blessing of causing rain to give life unto barren Wilderness lands, promises to transform Egypt and North African States unto the main trading partners of the Cohen Republic of Israel.

  2. The last paragraph says it all. My family started like yours but my generation didn’t serve. What happened? IDK. My immediate family had all girls so that was part of it – but why didn’t my male cousins serve when all men in the generations prior did?

  3. Your genetic value shines through Pauli because you’re now doing to work of God. EE Cummings was in France, so the world is really small. But standing up to the Antichrist fearlessly and calling him Obama is a duty for us. And you’ve got the pride of standing up to carry out that holy mission which our forefathers unfortunately didn’t have the chance to carry out.

  4. Wow. Sacrafice for others is always admirable. My family history starts in 1902 america. Before is unknown but most or all not in america perished in the nazi holocaust. Only my uncle dropped bombs on germany, got shot down and a miracle was rescued that day. My dad was a coast guard trapper at end of ww ii putting nets on atlantic seaboard to trap renegade german subs. I served 3 yrs and saw no combat. Got out before id be sent to saudi arabia for a gulf war. My moms parents died in 1939 & 1945 in ny. They bookend wwii. They died during but not in the holocaust. Many pastors & rabbis said same thing, they were slated to perish ay that time but in america and not europe so seed left to survive to do Gods work. People are the Lords needles but God threads needles as he chooses.

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