Lewis M. Stewart


Lewis M. Stewart

Upon graduating from Officer Candidate School in April 1943 Colonel Lewis M. Stewart served as Company Commander at Camp Wheeler. From 1943 to 1945 he served with the 261st Infantry, 65th Division. | His subsequent duties included: Company Commander, Assistant Regimental S3 Ned S2. In 1945 he was Regimental S2 with the 60th Infantry in Europe.  From 1947 to 1948 he served as SQ Commander and Executive Officer for Headquarters & Sv Troop, 24CS in Europe. In 1949 Colonel Lewis Stewart attended the Student Officers Advance Course at the Armor School. From 1950 to 1962 he was assistant PMS&T at Auburn University.  As a Lieutenant Colonel he served with 8291st Au Fecom-Korea from 1953 to 1954. In 1955 he served with both the 20th and 63d Infantry at Fort Ord, California.  In 1956 he was Bn Commander the 759th Tank Battalion, 5th Inf Division. He then Commanded the 15th Battle Group at Fort Ord. From 1958 to 1960 he was Director of the NRI Department, US Armor School. Back in Europe from 1961 to 1962 he was Commander of 3d Medium Tank Bn, 34th Armor. On 21 August 1963 he was promoted to Colonel while serving as Deputy Commanding Officer USAG NA Heidelberg. In 1964 and 1965 Colonel Stewart served as Armor Division and Deputy Senior Army Advisor with the Tenn National Guard. From 1966 to 1969 he was PMS at Marion Institute, Alabama from 1970 to 1972 he was Commanding Officer of US F Sup-Dist B, Europe. | Colonel Stewart’s awards and decorations include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Occupation Medal/Germany, Two Overseas Bars, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, NDSM with Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal, VN Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Arcom.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Commander, Assistant Regimental S3 Ned S2
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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