SPC James Dahms, of the City of Cedar Springs, was promoted to specialist August 17. He is with the Delta 1-126 Cavalry Regiment out of Grand Rapids. James finished basic training and AIT in June of 2011 and was home 2-1/2 months before being mobilized on September 8, 2011. He has been in Afghanistan since January 2012. James has been soldier of the month and soldier of the week since being in Afghanistan.
James and his wife, Terra, have four children.