Remembering a remarkable airman

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Duward F. Sumner was born and spent his early life in Van Zandt County. His mother, father, grandparents and great grandfather are buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Canton, the county seat. The story of Sumner’s life and his outstanding record as a World War II pilot would make a good Hollywood script. Yet today, Duward Sumner’s name would draw a blank among most people living in Van Zandt County.

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