Local Soldier Back Home Safe

By: Gary Parker Email
By: Gary Parker Email

A local soldier gets a hero's welcome home. U.S. Army Corporal Corey Lewis served in Afghanistan for several months.

Now on leave, Corporal Lewis gets a kiss from his mother Louann Lewis as he walks through the terminal at Tallahassee Regional Airport.

He then shook hands with Patriot Guard Riders, veterans welcoming Corporal Lewis home with a line of American flags.

"It's good to be home," Corporal Lewis said. "I hate mountains, I hate climbing up mountains, I hate rocks, I hate dust."

Corporal Lewis had been serving in Afghanistan since November.
Both his parents are Vietnam Veterans and are relieved to have him home.

"Thank God that he's home, and he's safe, and he's whole," his mother Louann Lewis said.

"I'm glad that he's back," his father Ray Lewis said. "He doesn't have to dodge bullets anymore, I mean, we've seen clips of him on the Internet. I'm just glad he's back and not being shot at."

The Patriot Guard Riders then escorted the soldier and his family back home; a sign of thanks for his bravery in serving our country.

"They're a bunch of good guys and gals, so more power to them," Corporal Lewis said. "I think it's for more fitting people than myself, but it is what it is."

Corporal Lewis will enjoy three weeks of vacation here at home before continuing to serve the Army at a new duty station at Fort Lewis in Washington State.


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  • by Reagan Republican on Aug 12, 2011 at 08:50 PM
    Thank you Corporal Lewis for being a man of character and putting your life in harms way to protect our freedoms. We all thank you for your service to this great country!!! God bless you forever...
  • by Willie Ellison, Jr Commander Location: Quincy, Florida on Aug 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    CPL Lewis we the members of VFW Post 12054 would like to welcome you home becuase we as Veterans have there. Thank you for your time serviced. again think you.
  • by thank you on Aug 12, 2011 at 05:39 AM
    Thank you for your service and for keeping me safe.
  • by A proud american Location: Tallahassee, Florida on Aug 11, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    Welcome home Corporal Lewis
  • by Cheryl Location: Florida on Aug 11, 2011 at 05:56 PM
    God bless you Cpl Lewis! And thank you for putting your life on the line for each and everyone of us. You are a fine example of what being a man is all about. Enjoy your time home and your family. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Aug 11, 2011 at 03:12 PM
    [Florida native, resident, veteran] Very pleased with our veterans, and their performance in battle! You make me comfortable, that you defend these shores! Thankyou for your service to the United States of America! Steve from Marietta, Georgia!
  • by TallyTrashTalks2 Location: Tallahassee on Aug 11, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    Thank you Corporal Lewis and WELCOME HOME!!
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