- NATO Kosovo Force
- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Octave Shield
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
- U.S. Central Command operations
- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Staff Sgt. Dwayne P.R. Lewis
Died February 27, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
26, of New York City; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; killed Feb. 27 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire during a dismounted patrol in Baghdad.
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Infantryman laid to rest in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mobile Register / Associated Press
MOBILE, Ala. — The funeral of a Mobile soldier killed in Iraq will be held in New York, where he grew up.
Army Staff Sgt. Dwayne Peter Lewis, 26, was killed Feb. 27 while on patrol with his unit in Baghdad.
His wife, Sgt. April Foster Lewis, also a veteran of the Iraq war, had initially said her husband’s funeral would be held in her hometown of Mobile. But the family decided to hold services at the St. Pascal Baylon Church in St. Albans, N.Y., about 10 miles east of Brooklyn, on Sunday.
The burial will follow at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y., with full military honors.
Lewis was born on the Caribbean island of Grenada, but moved to Brooklyn with his mother when he was a small child. He later became a naturalized U.S. citizen. The couple married Jan. 5, 2003.
Lewis was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.
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Grenada native dies on patrol in Baghdad
MOBILE, Ala. — Army Staff Sgt. Dwayne Peter Lewis was killed while on patrol with his unit in Baghdad, his wife said.
Sgt. April Foster Lewis of Mobile said her husband, a native of Grenada who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., was killed Monday.
Military officials confirmed the death but did not immediately release details. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, N.Y.
April Foster Lewis, also an Iraq war veteran, said two soldiers came to her parents’ home at about 11 a.m. Tuesday to report his death.
Lewis, 23, said her husband was born on the Caribbean island of Grenada but moved to Brooklyn with his mother when he was a small child. She said he later became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
After their marriage on Jan. 5, 2003, she said, “he started calling Mobile his ‘home”’ because he was no longer in contact with his own family, instead visiting her family in Mobile.
His wife, who had returned to her base at Fort Bragg, N.C., to make funeral arrangements, told the Mobile Register that the funeral will be in Mobile but that arrangements were incomplete.
She said her husband had been in Iraq since August.
— Associated Press