Sgt Adrain J. Lewis
January 22, 2018
Died March 21, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
30, of Mauldin, S.C.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died March 21 in Ramadi, Iraq, of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations.
South Carolina soldier killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A father of four on his third tour of duty in Iraq has been killed, the soldier’s wife says.
Sgt. Adrian J. Lewis, 30, of Mauldin died March 21, Amanda Lewis told The Greenville News on March 24.
“This is so devastating,” she said. “He was more than my husband.
“He was my friend.”
Adrian Lewis died in Ramadi of wounds suffered when his unit fought enemy forces using small-arms fire during combat operations, according to a news release from the Defense Department.
Lewis was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Ga.
Sonji Adams, the soldier’s aunt, said she was with Amanda Lewis when the military came to tell the family he had died. “She said she didn’t believe it,” Adams said. “She said she wouldn’t believe it until she saw his body.”
Amanda Lewis said her husband’s two previous tours of duty each lasted a year. He left Jan. 15 and was due home for two weeks’ leave in July, she said.
“We were going to go on a cruise,” she said. “Neither of us had ever been on one.”