Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Joseph C Dumas Jr

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 17, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division

Fort Hood, Texas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.

CPL Joseph C. Dumas Jr. was born on 18 January 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CPL Joseph C. Dumas Jr. entered the United States Army on 27 August 2003. He graduated from Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon graduation he was assigned to 2nd Platoon Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor, 4th Infantry Division in April 2004. Later he was reassigned to 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. He deployed to Iraq in December 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CPL Dumas’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Combat Action Badge. 

CPL Dumas is survived by his wife, Kilyevska Dumas, son Javonte Dumas and daughter Ashanti Dumas of Killeen, Texas. As well as his mother Bernedine Dumas of Killeen, Texas and father, Claude Dumas of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Joe was a friend with a quick sense of humor to many, loved riding in his tank, and loved Louisiana. He was a good soldiers and will be missed by all who knew him. 

Richard A. Beal 
CSM, USA 

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