Fallen Fort Carson Soldier Honored With Memorial Service


A Fort Carson soldier killed in Afghanistan was honored during a memorial service Wednesday morning. Sgt. Lex L. Lewis, a 40-year-old soldier from Rapid City, S.D., succumbed to injuries sustained on July 15, when his unit was attacked by insurgents with small arms fire in the Farah province.

Lewis was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. In his 12 and a half years in the Army, he completed two tours in Iraq. He was a month into his first deployment to Afghanistan at the time of his death.

Lewis' mother, who lives in South Dakota, previously told 11 News that her son wanted to be in the military ever since playing soldier as a little boy. She told a local Rapid City paper that Lewis loved the Army life--and she is very proud of him.

Lewis received numerous awards in his military career, including: two Army Commendation medals, five Army Achievement medal, two Meritorious Unit Citations, two Army Good Conduct medals, one Navy Good Conduct medal, National Defense service medal, Southwest Asia Service medal, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Iraq Campaign medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism expeditionary medal, Global War on Terrorism service medal, Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development, Army Service ribbon, two Overseas Service ribbons, Navy Sea Service Deployment ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment ribbon, NATO medal, Air Assault badge and Driver's badge.

He leaves behind a wife; he did not have any children.

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  • by NoSlack Location: C/S on Aug 11, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    RIP Sergeant. You're in a much better place now and God Bless your family in this time of sadness.
  • by Jerrod Location: Monument on Jul 20, 2011 at 08:28 PM

  • by Greg on Jul 19, 2011 at 03:37 AM
    You will be missed by everyone who knew you. You were unique to say the least. Love and peace to you brother
  • by Greg on Jul 19, 2011 at 03:01 AM
    Lex brother, you will be missed by everyone who knew you. You were unique to say the least. Love you bro
  • by Troy on Jul 18, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    Brother, I am going to miss you. We made it through some tough times together. My heart goes out to your family. You will forever be missed. I still remember you coming to my room every Saturday and giving me a dollar for a couple of cokes. I know you are with God now and are looking down on us.
  • by Ryan Location: afghanistan on Jul 18, 2011 at 05:52 PM
    You will be missed brother. May you live in-in our memories forever. Prayers to the family.
  • by Darby Location: montana on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM
    Lex, you were an awesome friend. I will miss many of those nights watching reruns of action scenes. You are dearly missed. I'll see you at Fiddler's Green
  • by Claymore Location: COS on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:14 AM
    I was in that same province this past year with 1BCT/4ID, My thoughts and prayers to the family.
  • by Joe M. Location: Seattle on Jul 17, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    Rest in peace cousin. Condolences to his wife, mother Betty, and brother Frank.
  • by Marguerite Location: Elgin, IL on Jul 17, 2011 at 05:59 PM
    Our prayers go out to your family. My son-in-law is in Afghanistan and we worry about him every day. Let Him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you...1Peter 5:7
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