Corporal Lewis was a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, X, 14468
The Chattanooga Daily Times, 24 July 1953
Cpl. Harold Lewis, son of Mrs. Rosa Lewis, 608 West 19th Street was killed in action in Korea July 17. Mrs. Lewis was informed in a telegram from the Adjutant-general of the army yesterday. Cpl. Lewis had been in the Far East since January and was in action with the 15th Infantry Division. He took his basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., after going into service one year before begin sent overseas. His mother said last night that her last letter from Cpl. Lewis was received July 16, the day before he was killed. The letter, she said, had been written on the Fourth of July. Cpl. Lewis attended East Fifth Street School before going into the army. Survivors are his mothers, six brothers and a sister. One of the brothers, James Lewis Jr., is in the army stationed in Florida.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 3 February 1936
- Date of death: 17 July 1953
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Middle Panel
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