Joseph Claude Dumas, Jr.
Company C 1-22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
KIA October 17, 2006
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 soldier and will be missed by all who knew him.
Richard A. Beal
Corporal Joseph Dumas' decorations
Joseph C. Dumas Jr.
NEW ORLEANS: Hundreds gathered this morning to
pay their last respects to a 25-year-old soldier killed in Iraq
when a roadside bomb exploded.
Army Specialist Joseph Claude Dumas Junior, of New Orleans, joined the military in August 2003
and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood.
He and three others in his unit were killed October 18th in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle.
A 1999 graduate of Alcee Fortier High School, Dumas earned various military awards including the Army's Good Conduct medal
and the Global War on Terrorism service medal.
Holding large American flags that rippled in the wind, members of the Patriot Guard Riders _ a motorcycle group including many veterans _
stood outside First Emmanuel Baptist Church where Dumas' funeral services were held.
The group has begun appearing at military funerals to honor the fallen service member and protect the family from disruptions
after a Kansas church group began staging protests at military funerals nationwide.
The church group contends that the military deaths are a sign of God's anger at U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.
Dumas is survived by his wife, Kilyevska, and three children.
Information from: WGNO-TV, http://abc26.com
CPL Joseph Dumas in Iraq
Army Corporal Dumas, Joseph C. Jr., 25 years old, a native of New Orleans, LA, was killed on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Specialist Dumas gradauted from Alcee Fortier
High School in 1999. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife
Kilyevska ""Kay'' Dumas; a son, Javont'e (Fat Boy);
a daughter, Ashanti N. Dumas; a step-son, Chatavies (C.J.) Johnson; his parents: Claude J. Dumas, Sr. and Bernadine Dumas; two brothers: Eric and Shaun Dumas;
a grandmother, Melanie Freeman Dumas; his wife parents Sgt. 1st Class Crawford, John and Sherley Crawford; two brothers-in-law: Lamar and Terrenicco Harris;
and a sister-in-law, Chemese Harris. Specialist Dumas was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Ralph J. Dumas and Milton Bates, Sr.; grandmother, Vivian Bates;
uncles, Eddie Dumas and Alton Bates; and aunts: Alice Dumas and Vivian Glynn. Relatives and friends of the family; also pastors, officers and members of
First Emmanuel Baptist Church, KBR (Ft. Hood); Sewerage and Water Board, Advance Auto Parts, LSU Medical Center, Louisiana Public Service Commission
and Xavier University are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Charles J. Southall III, officiating,
First Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 1829 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Norman Meyer Avenue,
New Orleans, LA. Visitation 9:00 till 10:00 a.m. at the Church. Arrangements by GASKIN-SOUTHALL-GORDON & GORDON MORTUARY
Published in The Times-Picayune on October 27, 2006
Birth: Jan. 19, 1981
Death: Oct. 17, 2006
Mount Olivet Cemetery and Mausoleum
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