Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Chief A. Lewis

Born: 12/14/1917

Died: 1/1/1995

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Chief A., Lewis, 77, a native of TiValley, passed away.

He was born on December 14, 1917 and later married Geraldine Pralle Lewis, a native of Fairmont.

He was an active member of the Choctaw tribe of Oklahoma. His Native American blood could be traced back through his father, Sullivan Lewis, who was on the Dawes Roll. His mother was Alice Goad Lewis.

He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and was honored with several presidential citations. As a commissioned officer, he began his Army career as a flight instructor, training pilots for World War II. He flew a total of 55 night combat missions during the Korean War and was a member of the 452nd Bomb Wing.

He was awarded a pair of Chinese Air Force Wings and also the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was honorably discharged in 1964 with the rank of Captain.

He continued his career as a helicopter pilot in the oil service industry. He also maintained his pilots license and flight instructors license up until hi death.