- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 19, 1985
- Date of passing: Aug 19, 2009
|Let the memory of Paul be with us forever|
WILLIAMSBURG - Paul E. Dumont Jr., 23, of Williamsburg, Va., died on Aug. 19, 2009, as a result of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the 149th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion stationed out of Fort Eustis, Va.
Paul was born Sept. 19, 1985, in Heidelberg, Germany, the son of Paul and Bonny Dumont. After his 2004 graduation from Jamestown High School, Paul followed in the footsteps of his father by enlisting in the United States Army. He completed a tour of duty in Iraq in 2007 and was serving in Afghanistan at the time of his passing.
Paul could most often be found spending time with family and friends. Though not the oldest of the seven children, he could always be counted on to look after and ensure the well-being of all his siblings. His smile, uplifting jokes and endless charm were guaranteed to surface during difficult times. Close friends will remember his love for the outdoors, off-road vehicles and the occasional frosty beverage. His pranks, infectious laugh and ability to live life for the moment, free of regrets will be missed by all who loved him.
Just prior to his death, Paul was able to return home for his two weeks of rest and relaxation. During this time he celebrated the one-year anniversary of his marriage to Candice. He enjoyed a family trip to Chincoteague Island, a camping trip to Nags Head, N.C., golf outings with buddies, as well as barbecues and long days at the pool with his little brothers.
Paul is survived by his wife, Candice Dumont; his parents, Paul Sr. and Bonny Dumont of Williamsburg; as well as his sisters, Jessica and her husband, Christopher Oatman, their children, Montana, Makenna and Myla, Stefanie and her fiancE, Philip Boykin, Michelle and her husband, Charlie Wolfe; his brothers, Brian, Brad, and Adam. He leaves behind his maternal grandparents, Delmur and Emelda Mayhak of El Paso, Texas; and his wife's parents, Kevin and Renee Doloresco; and his brother in-law, Brandon; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends.
A soldiers' memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at the Regimental Chapel at Fort Eustis. A private viewing will precede the funeral service, celebrating the life he lived, which will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at the Williamsburg Community Chapel. Friends and family are welcome to attend both services. He will be laid to rest at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
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