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More About First Lieutenant Lewis
First Lieutenant Lewis volunteered in the American Field Service in March 1917, a month after his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison He then enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1917 and took a course at the artillery school at Saumur, where he joined the 124th Field Artillery as a second lieutenant.
His bravery and fearlessness was one that was often compared to a love of danger. In fact, he wrote that his biggest fear was being recalled from the front in order to train new soldiers. In September, a month before his death, he wrote, “I hope the end will come soon, but I will never leave the line until I am absolutely incapable of any service—then perhaps I can help in the S.O.S. in France. You must wait until it’s all over before I return.”
On Oct. 31, 1918, as he moved towards an observation post to adjust his battery’s fire and was killed by a shell in Bois de Bantheville, Argonne.