Marvin Napolion Lewis was in 1919 in Tennessee, the son of Marvin Napolion Lewis and Sallie Smith. He married Hazel Greene in 1940. He was killed on action on Luzon Island in the Philippines with a field artillery unit.

A former employe of the Chattanooga Stamping and Enameling Company, he attended Chattanooga schools and was a member of the old Tennessee National Guard. He is survived by his wife; two children, Jerry and Cynthia, and parents.

Buried at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines, D, 13, 1

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 26 June 1945
Pvt. Marvin N. Lewis, artilleryman with an attached unit in the 43rd Infantry (Winged Victory) Division, has been awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously, for heroic action while in combat against the Japanese on Luzon. He was the son of Mrs. Sally S. Lewis of 508 Market street. During a surprise Jap attack on Pvt. Lewis’ battery, Pvt. Lewis with others moved from his foxhole to intercept the  enemy force which was moving into position. In so doing he exposed himself to concentrated enemy fire in an open field which was flat with no natural obstacles to afford any cover. Pvt. Lewis held tenaciously to his position until killed by enemy fire.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 19 January 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 181st Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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