Louisburg Jewel – Clarence Paul Lewis, First Lieutenant

Clarence Paul Lewis of Louisburg, Kansas

Lewis fought in the Vietnam Conflict and held the rank of First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was in an aircraft crash on May 17, 1972, and died May 21, 1972, of his wounds at the age of 25. (1)

Records show that Lewis died in the province of Kontum (2), which places him in the area during the Battle of Kontum (3), an underreported battle that was decisively fought by aviation units. (4)

Lewis is honored with five medals, including Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals. (1)

He is commemorated on the Louisburg Veterans Memorial under the US Air Force Roll of Honored Dead (5), and we pay tribute to him on our web site out of admiration and respect. He paid the highest price for our freedom and should never be forgotten.

Thank you, Sir.

http://www.virtualwall.org/dl/LewisCP01a.htm (1)

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/30535/CLARENCE-P-LEWIS (2)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kontum (3)

http://www.thebattleofkontum.com/intro.html  (4)

http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=50111 (5)

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