#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran John Lee Dumas


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is John Lee Dumas.

John was commissioned as an officer in the Army when he graduated from Providence College. He was a part of the first class commissioned after the 9/11 attacks.

He served as an Armor Platoon Leader during a 13-month tour in Iraq. John served a total of eight years from 2002 to 2010.

After leaving the military, John struggled to find his passion. He tried law school, corporate work, tech start-up companies, and even real estate.

Finally, in 2012, John launched the popular Entrepreneur On Fire podcast.

Thank you for your service, John!

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Timothy Lawson

Timothy Lawson has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016 and is the host of VA’s official podcast, Borne the Battle. He graduated from American University’s School of Communications in 2016 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Tim is a Marine Corps Veteran having served as a Marine Security Guard posted at embassies in Algeria, Russia, and Peru.


  1. Earl Littman    

    I run a non-profit 501 (C) (3) BACK-OUR-VETS, Inc. and have a one hour global radio show called “TELL YOUR STORY TO THE WORLD.” The show runs for one hour every Saturday morning and replays might run once or twice daily throughout the week.
    On each weekly show I do a brief remembrance of a veteran that died to honor that man or woman and remind my international audience of our nation’s fallen heroes and people that served our country. I never actually know, or have served, with that person…which to me is immaterial.
    Could you please help provide me with a random list of names, rank, date of birth and date of death, plus their branch of service. If they died in combat the country identification is nice to be included.
    I honor a veteran every week so my request is for 52 military service people of different nationalities, faiths, service branches. It should also be a mixture of wars in which the different veterans served (WW ll, Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq. etc.)
    By helping to provide this information to me you will be doing a great service by thanking our veterans for their service and reminding ALL Americans of those who fought to keep them safe and free. My goal is to try to make every day a MEMORY DAY of thanks.

    Earl Littman
    U.S. Navy WW ll medical corpsman

    The author of; “THE WIZARD OF COMMON CENTS”

    1. Gary Hicks    

      Mr. Littman,

      Thank you for your service and thank you honoring your fellow Veterans. It’s against policy for us to provide such information.

      However, I think will find some interesting information through NCA’s new Veterans Legacy Program. It’s an educational program, but if you go here , and scroll down, you will find a list of Veterans buried at Riverside National Cemetery. In the Near future, NCA will be adding additional cemeteries to the list and along with histories and some of notable accomplishments of the service men and women buried at each location.

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