LAWRENCE E LEWIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

LAWRENCE EDWARD LEWIS

WALL NAME

LAWRENCE E LEWIS

PANEL / LINE

19E/97

DATE OF BIRTH

03/18/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ASHLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Boyd County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAWRENCE EDWARD LEWIS
POSTED ON 5.12.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis W. Madden

Not Forgotten

I was serving with Airman Lewis with the 823rd Red Horse Squadron during the attack. I think of him often. It’s been 54 years to the day since that night. I remember you Airman Lewis. Rest In Peace. I pray for you and think of you often. You are not forgotten. Signed: Dennis Madden, Lt Col (R).
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POSTED ON 2.7.2021

Attack on Bien Hoa Air Base – May 12, 1967

Bien Hoa Air Base was a joint operating base for the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF) and U.S. Air Force. The airfield was located in southcentral Vietnam about sixteen miles from Saigon across from the Dong Nai River. At approximately 1:01 AM on May 12, 1967, Bien Hoa Air Base and the surrounding area was subjected to a Viet Cong attack by 82mm mortars, 75mm recoilless rifle rounds, and 122mm rockets. The enemy expended 203 rounds during the nine-minute attack. The base received 189 known hits with fourteen more strikes occurring off base. U.S. casualties were six killed, twenty-three hospitalized, and fifty-four treated and released. The lost U.S. personnel included four airmen: A2C Gary W. Cosgrave, A2C Horace A. Holbrook, A1C Lawrence E. Lewis, and A3C Eddie Manis; also killed were U.S. Army drivers SP5 Phillip A. Strizzi and SP4 James E. Washington from A Company, 1st Supply and Transport Battalion, 1st Infantry Division. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Project CHECO Report, January-June 1967]
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POSTED ON 4.10.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear A1C Lawrence Lewis, I hope your photo is put here because this is a wall of faces and yours should be here too. Thank you for your service with the 823rd Civil Engineer Squadron. I researched you on your 81st birthday, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Spring! It is Good Friday, and Passover. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.12.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Thank You

Thank you Airman Lewis for your leadership and courage.
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