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01-05-2006


Cumberland Alumnus Awarded Bronze Star

 


Battalion Commander Jody L. Petry presents Lewis his Bronze Star while in Iraq.

The United States Army has announced that First Lieutenant Alvin B. Lewis, Jr., of Titusville, Fla., has been awarded the Bronze Star. Lewis is part of the 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment and is currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Lewis was awarded the medal for his “extraordinary efforts, personal sacrifices, and dedication to duty during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom,” according to military citations. He received this honor while serving as a platoon leader.

The Bronze Star Medal is one of the Army’s highest honors. It is awarded to any person who has shown heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy; or while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.

Lewis is a graduate of University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.