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First Name: Lewis

Last Name: Gentry

Birthplace: Detroit, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Detroit, MI
Middle Name: Jay

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 26 October 2005

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Years Served: 1986 - 2005
Lewis Jay Gentry

•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)
•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Lewis Jay Gentry enlisted in the U.S. Army on 26 November 1986. After his Basic and Advanced Individual Training, he served in a transportation unit that took him to the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War and into Somalia. He was most recently assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 94th Engineer Battalion (MNCI), at Vilseck, Germany.

On 26 October 2005, SSG Gentry died of a noncombat-related cause in Mosul, Iraq.


Staff Sergeant Lewis Jay Gentry is buried at Detroit Memorial Park East in Warren, MI.

Honoree ID: 5656   Created by: MHOH




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