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Soldier with Alabama Ties Killed in Action

By Alabama Public Radio

Mobile, AL – Army Staff Sgt. Dwayne Peter Lewis was killed last Monday while on patrol with his unit in Baghdad. Lewis, who served in the 22nd Infantry, was based out of Fort Drum, New York. Lewis was born in Grenada and became a naturalized U.S. citizen while living in New York. According to Sgt. April Foster Lewis, his wife of three years, he had begun calling Mobile his home because he was no longer in contact with his own family, instead visiting her family in Mobile. Lewis's wife has returned to her base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in order to make funeral arrangements for her husband. She plans to hold the funeral in Mobile. Lewis's wife is also a veteran of the Iraq war.

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