US Army Captain Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

| March 14, 2019 | 9 Comments

Then 2nd LT Antoine Lewis. (Stars and Stripes/SCREENSHOT/DVIDS)

Captain Antoine Lewis, 39, was among those who died as a result of the airlines crash that occurred recently in Ethiopia.

He was in Ethiopia to do missionary work. Based on the descriptions from those who knew him, he had a passion for doing things that made other people’s lives better.

From Stars & Stripes:

A married father of a 15-year-old son, Lewis planned to start a business or charity and build a home in Africa after retiring from the military, family said. He had made several trips to the country, they said.

He had joined the Army as an enlisted soldier and later earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, his father Rodney Lewis said. “He was also stationed in South Korea, he was a military man, he loved it, he was moving up through the military.”

The soldier’s wife, Yalena Lopez — also an Afghanistan veteran — told the local station she was still in disbelief, calling her husband a loving man who was trying to become a better version of himself each day.

You can read more, including his sister’s complements about him, here. Thanks to AnotherPat for this link.

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  1. Steve1371 says:

    Another great American goes home to his maker far too soon. Rest in peace Sir. God bless and protect your devastated family.

  2. Ret_25X says:

    He violated the two commandments of mission work:

    1. Never fly to Africa

    2. Never fly in Africa.

    • J.R. Johnson says:

      Man I am glad I used a VTC instead!

      On a less humorous note: Very sad to hear a young man who survived the war, meets his end planning for his future after the Army. May God bless him and keep him.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Keyed in and commented on this when AnotherPat brought this part of the plane crash story to us. A tragic loss for the Family, our Military, and the people of Africa he was trying to help.

    Still nothing on the Lame Stream Media on the loss of this good man, that I’ve seen. They seem to be concentrating on the “greenies” that were lost why the delay on grounding the American Carrier’s fleet.

    Godspeed and Farewell Antoine Lewis. His Peace be unto the Family. May we soon find the real cause of this crash.

  4. Hondo says:

    RIP, CPT Lewis. I hope you were in Heaven a half-hour before the Devil learned you were dead.

  5. Roh-Dog says:

    Rest Easy, Dear Captain.
    Thank you for making it count.

  6. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Looks like a lot of people were blessed to have Captain Antoine Lewis in their lives.

    Rest in peace…

  7. Mason says:

    An inspirational figure. Godspeed, Captain Lewis. Wish we could have known you.

  8. Jeffery D Monroe says:

    RIP Captain SIR!! I have 100% had it with the media even FNC sometimes,but not much else and another fool RFK Orourke For POTUS!!

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