Soldier Honored: Darrell C. Lewis
Branch of Service: Army
Army Captain Darrell C. Lewis, 31, of Washington, D.C., was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. Captain Lewis died of wounds he suffered during the attack on June 23, 2007 while serving his country in Operation Enduring Freedom in Vashir City, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked by insurgents using rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, and small-arms fire.
Darrell Lewis was highly intelligent having been awarded a scholarship for a private high school and another for college. He attended Wittenberg University, where he learned Japanese and Chinese. After graduating college, he joined the Army as an officer, rising to captain. He entered the Army Reserve in June 2002 and deployed with the 1st Inf. Div. transition team in January 2007. “You can’t express it in words, it was in his face,” said his mother, Hannah Lewis. “Being in the United States Army was the happiest I’ve ever seen my child.”
CPT Lewis is survived by his wife and son. His son is a recipient of the Folds of Honor Scholarship.