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.