Hanover, Maryland, US
United States Marine Corps
CPL, Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 27.
Jacksonville, US, 11/15/2007
Stephen Mummert Jr. followed in a family tradition and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served 2 tours in Iraq and was stationed at Camp LeJuene NC upon returning to the US. On 15 November 2007 he was returning from the Marine Corps Birthday Ball when he was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.
This young man embodied everything this country and our military stand for and were founded on. He voluntarily joined the military and served in the proudest tradition of the Marine Corps, as did his father, a Viet Nam veteran.
He volunteered for a second tour of duty in Iraq, and in August, 2006, reported for Advanced Combat/Desert Warfare Training, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. He then reported back to Okinawa for annual deployment training, which included a climb of Mt. Fuji with his platoon. He deployed to Iraq again in September, 2006, with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Al Asad, Iraq.
Stephen enjoyed music and was a self-taught acoustic and electric guitar player and enjoyed jam sessions with his friends. He planned to go to college and study music upon completion of his military service. He liked the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, and he was also a gifted and talented artist and was recognized for his works of art in several exhibits during his high school career. He was a dedicated weightlifter and runner. In his youth, he played in the South Hanover Little League, the South Western Youth Basketball League, the Hanover Soccer Club, and the Hanover Area YMCA outdoor and indoor soccer leagues. He was also an avid skateboarder.
Corporal Mummert’s decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze stars. In addition to his parents and sister, Corporal Mummert is survived by his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Monteleone, Emmaus; aunts, Susan Heller, and her husband, Todd, Orefield, and Andrea Cucina, and her husband, Ronald, Baltimore, Md.; an uncle, Dr. Terry Monteleone and his wife, Dr. Heidi Monteleone, Indiana, Pa.; and cousins, Sam, Annie, Sarah, Emily, and Ali Heller, all of Orefield, Mark Cucina, Westminster, Md., Dr. Ronald Cucina, Atlanta, Ga., and Shane, Kyle, and Jenna Monteleone, Indiana, Pa.