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Jimmy Boy Dial



Enrolled Tribal Member Lumbee-Cheraw

  • Tribal Offices Pembroke, North Carolina

Born August 6, 1948 in Wagrum, North Carolina

  • Mother, Cattie Mae Cummings - Father, James Dial

Haverhill High - School Haverhill, Massachusetts 1966


U.S Army January 1968 - November 1969 (Honorable Discharge)

  • Vietnam 68-69, One year in Infantry 3/21st 196 LIB
  • Americal Division (Chu Lai), 1 1/2 months LOH Observer
  • Shot down twice, Wounded three times. 

Northern Essex Community College 1970-71


Pembroke State University 1972-73


Dartmouth College - Hanover, New Hampshire 1971-75


Currently retired from the U. S. Navy Military Sealift Command - Atlantic Headquarters (26 years)

  • Headquarters Unit - Operations Division Norfolk Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia



  • Lettered in High School Athletics in Football, Basketball, Track and Cross Country
  • Kiwanis Key Club
  • Assisted in Establishing First Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation Program in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Lettered in College Athletics in Basketball
  • 1989 Established "The Spike", The Original Newsletter On East Coast American Indian Events
  • Proclamation by Governor of Pennsylvania as a Role Model for American Indian Youth
  • Numerous Positions as Master of Ceremonies, Coordinator and Arena Director at American Indian Powwows
  • Interviewed by New York Times (Article carried 1993)
  • Numerous Commendations and Awards from U.S. Army Military Service and U.S. Navy Employment
  • Life Member Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Life Member Disabled American Veterans
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Current Information:

  • Resides in Chesapeake, Virginia (Previous Residences in New Hampshire - 4, Massachusetts - 2, South Carolina - 1, North Carolina - 4, New Jersey - 3
  • Enjoys motorcycle riding, building websites, camping, publishing The Spike, playing XBOX/PS3, cooking oriental style, surfing the web, good powwows, audio and technophile and reading.
  • States or Countries Visited but not Residing: Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Tenneesee, Kentucky, Missouri, California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Honduras, Japan, Cuba, Vietnam
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Jimmy Boy Dial
Editor, The Spike