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Capt. Darrell C. Lewis, Killed Jun. 23, 2007, Transition Team member

By Unknown | Media Relations Office, Public Affairs | April 26, 2009

Capt. Darrell C. Lewis, 31, died of wounds sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents using rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and small arms fire June 23, 2007 in Vashir City, Afghanistan.

Lewis was a mobilized Army Reserve air defense artillery officer serving on a transition team assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. His home of record is Washington D.C.

He entered the Army Reserve in June 2002 and deployed with the 1st Inf. Div. transition team in January 2007. This was his first deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

To date, 114 Fort Riley Soldiers have been killed while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Transition team training is a 60-day training cycle to prepare small teams of American Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors to advise, teach, mentor and coach their Iraqi or Afghan counterparts.