TWO-SPORT STAR DIED A HERO ON IWO

On Mar. 6, 1945, First Lieutenant Jack Lummus, a professional football and baseball player from Ennis, took command of a Marine rifle platoon on the blood-soaked island of Iwo Jima. After three girls, an Ellis County cotton farmer finally got the chance in 1915 to give a son his name. Andrew Jackson Lummus, Jr. grew up big and strong excelling in every sport he went out for at Ennis high school. 
 
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