SGT Paul E. Dumont

SGT Paul E. Dumont 1

SGT. Paul E. Dumont – U.S. Army

Hometown / City: Williamsburg, VA
Date of Death: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Conflict: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: SPC
Unit: 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion

Birth: Sep. 19, 1985
Heidelberg, Germany
Death: Aug. 19, 2009
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Army Spc Dumont was assigned to the 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Virginia as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic. He died at Kandahar Airfield of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. Paul wanted to follow in the steps of his father by enlisting in the U. S. Army after his graduation in 2004 from Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Virginia. He had completed a tour of duty in Iraq and was serving in Afghanistan at the time of his death. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Driver’s Mechanic Badge. The Army posthumously promoted him to Sgt. Paul was able to return home for two weeks leave just before his death. During this time, he and his wife, Candice, celebrated their one year anniversary. He was able to go on a family trip to Chincoteague Island, a camping trip to Nags Head, North Carolina, golf outings with friends as well as barbecues and lots of pool time with his little brothers. Paul loved spending time with his family and friends. He had a terrific smile, uplifting jokes and endless charm that made hard times bearable. Friends remember his love for the outdoors, off-road vehicles and the occasional frosty beverage. His infectious laugh, pranks, and ability to live each day to the fullest brings a smile to those who loved him.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
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