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Cherry Point Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 24, 2010

— A Marine based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Cpl. Joshua R. Dumaw, 23, of Spokane Valley, Wash., died while supporting combat operations in Nimruz province, officials said.

Dumaw was assigned to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • skisugar Jun 25, 2010

    My prayers go out to all that serve and their families. Josh was a wonderful man and will be truly missed by all that new him. It is my honor to have known him. Thank you Josh for your brave and honorable sacrifice. Love you always S.

  • littlelisa Jun 25, 2010

    Please! Let's not mar Joshua' memory by complaining about Presidents or Wars. War is an unfortunate part of our world and we are all, only sitting where we are, because of the Men & Women who are willing to fight and die for our Freedom. I have the great honor & pleasure of being an "adoptive marine mom" of many young men & women....Joshua R. Dumaw being one of them! His wife, family & friends have all suffered a great loss and will miss him always. He died doing what he loved to do, protecting our Country for us. To complain about how, when, where or why he died would be total Disrespect! We love you Joshua Dumaw, Thank you for being the man you were...willing to sacrifice for family & country. We will never forget...Hoo-Rah!!! Love, Momma L.

  • cth1 Jun 25, 2010

    Another Hero's life cut short! Thank you for your service!! Prayers for the family and friends left behind!!

  • blueangelchild2001 Jun 25, 2010

    RIP. Thank you so very much for your service.

  • u stand corrected Jun 25, 2010

    I am growing so weary of reading about another death and another everyday over what is now a senseless war with senseless rules of engagement! I am the wife, mother, and mother-in-law of former Warriors and Soldiers (Iraq) and I know that these men and women are highly trained and are capable of doing their jobs! LET THEM FIGHT OR BRING THEM HOME!!!
    Semper Fi

  • Eduardo1 Jun 25, 2010

    R I P brave young Marine. May your family find peace.

    Maybe the Czar Obama, will have some sleepless nights at some point, knowing all these brave young men coming home in body bags died in a needless war

    and the count continues!

  • Adelinthe Jun 24, 2010

    Awww, praying for his loved ones and comrades.


    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant