Fort Carson Soldier From SD Killed In Afghanistan

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – The Defense Department says a Fort Carson soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The military said Sunday that 40-year-old Sgt. Lex L. Lewis of Rapid City, S.D., was killed Friday when insurgents attacked his unit with small-arms fire in Farah Province.

Lewis was a cavalry scout assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, part of Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division.

He joined the Army in 1999 and was on his third deployment. Fort Carson officials say he served in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 and again in 2008 and 2009.

He had arrived in Afghanistan in June of this year.

His decorations included two Army Commendation medals, five Army Achievement medals and two Meritorious Unit citations.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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