Hometown News: Montgomery native returning from Iraq deployment
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq's economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq's sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
Cummings, aircraft technical inspector with 10 years of military service, is normally assigned to the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.
He is the son of Lucille Cummings of Ira Lane, Montgomery, and brother of Kim Knight of Hickory Drive, Killeen, Texas.
His wife, Kidadis, is the daughter of John Armstrong of Gateway Court, and Juadita Sanders of Golden Gate Drive, both of Montgomery.
The sergeant is a 1991 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School.