From a contemporary press report:
FRANK HERBERT LEWIS JR. (Age 72)
CAPT. CEC, USN
Frank Herbert Lewis, Jr., aptain, United States Navy (retired) passed to a better life at 11:55 p.m. March 1, 2003. Survived by his loving wife, Joyce K. Lewis, The Village, Florida; children, William H. Lewis, CPA (Willa), Bozeman, Montana, Susan G. Lewis, a teacher in Manassas, Virginia and Robert A. Lewis, P.E. (Sally) Andover, New Jersey; mother Gladys Ponder Lewis and sister, Francis Wrigley, Atlanta, Georgia.
Captain Lewis retired from the Navy after 31 years of dedicated service to our country as a Civil Engineer. He enjoyed tours of duty all over the world, which included an early expedition with MCB 1 to Antarctica, a tour with NATO in Oslo, Norway, two tours of duty with the Seabees in Vietnam as Battalion Commander MCB 133 where he received the Bronze Star and the Navy Commendation Medal. His final tour of duty was at the Pentagon.
Captain Lewis' educational accomplishments included a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology; Master of Science degree from Leland Stanford Junior University and a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He was a licensed professional engineer in Georgia and Virginia.
Frank's lifelong hobbies included woodworking, rebuilding vintage sports cars, and later in life an avid interest in remote controlled model boat building.
Memorial services will be performed at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
LEWIS, FRANK HERBERT JR
- CAPT US NAVY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 05/01/1951 – 05/01/1977
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/05/1930
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/2003
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/13/2003
- BURIED AT: SECTION 5-X ROW 9 SITE 3
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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