Robert Raymond LewisFirst Lieutenant
G TROOP, 2ND SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
Army of the United States
16 September 1946 - 25 April 1970
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To my Blackhorse Platoon Leader
I wanted to stop and pay tribute to this young patriot with a multitude of thanks for his service to our country.
It was an honor to have served under LT Lewis in G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th ACR.
An after-action photo taken April 1970 in the Fishhook area of Tay Ninh province shows LT Lewis standing fifth from the left with his men in an after-action photo at an ambush site.
He was a fine man and one of the best Blackhorse platoon leaders I had the pleasure to serve with.
I am sure he is missed by many friends.
As said best in that inscription at Arlington National Cemetery
Rest well in the Mighty Hands of God, LT Lewis, and know that you will never be forgotten.
Fiddler's Green is that happy land imagined by cavalryman where there is perpetual mirth, a fiddle that never stops playing and dancers who never tire. It was featured in old English legend:
Fiddlers Green is mentioned in a ballad anonymously written for the US Cavalry and published in a 1923 US Cavalry Manual. It is still used in modern cavalry units to memorialize the deceased:
"In a shady meadow green,
From a comrade of this patriot who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam in 1970 - I will see you in Fiddler's Green.
A Note from The Virtual WallG Troop, 2/11th Armored Cavalry, lost three men on 25 April 1970:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 May 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009