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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/4/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant First Class Oliver Dewitt Dumas, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
  • A man who left a lasting legacy

    Posted on 1/25/18 - by CW4 David Slaick Master Army Aviator
    SFC Dumas not only served our Nation but encouraged many, including me, to serve. I am honored to have known him.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SFC Oliver Dewitt Dumas, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • A Note to Dad

    Posted on 11/26/12 - by Sandra Lynn

    This is my dad, and I am the oldest of his four daughters. He had no sons to carry on the family name. I remember how much my dad loved his daughters and my mother. He missed us so much when he left for Vietnam, but I know that he did what he thought was his duty. He was very much a military man. He taught ROTC in some of the Atlanta Public Schools, and there are probably a number of people who may remember him. My dad was awarded two Purple Hearts (one for the Korean Conflict and one for Vietnam) and an Army Commendation Medal.

    Dad: I love you and miss you very much. I think about you often and want you to know that I am very proud of the service you gave for our country. Your four daughters are all married and you now have nine grandchildren (3 girls and 6 boys) would be proud.

    Your loving daughter,


    Ammendment 111102: Thinking of you this Veteran's Day, dad. Two of your grandchildren are now married. My son, Christopher William Acker, is married to Autumn Joye Garrett, and Patti Ann's daughter, Melissa Quinn is married to Brandt DoBosh. You also have a great-grandson, Kaleb Christopher Acker, born July 29, 2000 ... you'd love him.

    Ammendment 082503: Thinking of you again today, the anniversary of your passing. You have another great-grandson, Colin William Acker, born on July 19, 2003 ... he's an angel. You've been gone a very long time now, but we still think of you often and miss you in many ways.

    Amendment 9204: Visiting the site today and thinking of you again, so close to the anniversary of your passing. I see that several of your old students have posted notes. It's good to know that you are still remembered to this day. I love you and miss you much.

    So much time has passed ... thinking of you again so close to the anniversary of your death. Our family has grown by leaps and bounds. Your nine grandchildren have produced nine great-grandchildren ... 4 boys and 5 girls, another great-grandchild on the way and still lots of room to grow. We haven't forgotten you. I know you are watching over us. We love you and miss you.

  • Captain David Slaick, Roosevelt High School

    Posted on 11/26/12 - by David Slaick


    I knew your Dad when I was an ROTC student at Roosevelt High School in Atlanta, GA. I really had great respect for him and remember him talking about all he had gained from his time in the Military. I loved everything about the Military and I think he sensed that so we had some good conversations. My brother Joe and I saw your Dad in Lakewood Heights just a few days before he shipped out for Viet Nam. We talked for a while and I believe I told him to be careful or good luck or something like that. I remember the shock when, just days later, I heard he had been killed. I did speak to your Mom and express my deep regrets.

    Your Dad definitely influenced my decision to enter the Army in 1969 and spend a 21 year career as a pilot including a year in Viet Nam flying attack helicopters. After that I spent 20 years flying for American Airlines. It’s strange the things you remember about someone, but I’ve told people through the years how fast he could type with 2 index fingers. It’s good to see you are keeping his memory alive.

    Warm Regards

    Captain David Slaick

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