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Jack Lummus – Ennis boy, football star, WWII hero

Welcome to my final resting place. I’m 1st Lt. Jack Lummus, a hero they call me. I don’t feel that way but I was proud to serve my country in WWII. I won the Medal of Honor for my sacrifice, although I didn’t know I was making one at the time. I was just doing my duty. I came from this beautiful city and county, grew up on a cotton farm. My mother was a housewife, my dad a police officer who also died in the line of duty. I was the youngest of four kids and the only son. I played football at Ennis High and did pretty good, winning a scholarship to Texas Military College. I then played football and baseball for Baylor on a scholarship and after that entered minor league baseball. Read the full story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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Posted by on Aug 29 2017. Filed under About Ennis, History of Ennis. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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