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Joshua R Dumaw

Spokane Valley, Washington

June 22, 2010

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Marine Cpl

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North carolina

 Killed while supporting combat operations in Nimruz province, Afghanistan.

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From KREM TV krem.com 07/11/10:

The roar of hundreds of motorcycles honor a fallen soldier

by KREM.com


Posted on July 11, 2010 at 6:25 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Hundreds of people showed up at 23 year old Josh Dumaw's family home Sunday to honor him. He was killed several weeks ago in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device.

This morning's procession initially was planned to involved fewer than a couple dozen motorcycles. But word spread fast and people from all over felt it was their duty to honor Josh Dumaw.

Last Tuesday, Doug Burke decided he would get 21 bikes together. Each rider would sign an American flag and present it to Cpl. Josh Dumaw's parents and pregnant wife. Several hundred riders from all over the northwest showed up. They even came as far away as Colorado.

With engines fire up, the riders left Longhorn Barbecue on a short procession to Dumaw's family Spokane Valley home. They presented Josh's wife, Kailyn, the American Flag plus donations and gifts for her unborn son.

Before leaving all at once, every biker revved their engines for two minutes. It was a tribute like non other for his family. It is one they admire and one they respect.

Kailyn Dumaw is expecting in September. She plans to name the boy after his father. She says she will frame the flag and explain this day to him one day.

Cherry Point comrades hold service for Dumaw

The Associated Press

CHERRY POINT, N.C. ó Marines at a North Carolina air base have honored a 23-year-old Marine from Spokane Valley, Wash., killed last week in Afghanistan.

A memorial service for Cpl. Joshua Dumaw was held June 28 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Pointís chapel.

Dumaw was killed June 22 by an improvised explosive device in Nimruz province, Afghanistan. He enlisted in the Corps in June 2007 and was a military police officer assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing out of Cherry Point. 

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