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Laughlin Honor Guard renders final salute to Lewis

The Laughlin Honor Guard places the flag over retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis’s casket in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 29, 2015. Major General Homer I. "Pete" Lewis passed away peacefully at his home in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 21, 2015 at the age of 96. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

The Laughlin Honor Guard places the flag over retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis’s casket in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 29, 2015. Major General Homer I. "Pete" Lewis passed away peacefully at his home in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 21, 2015 at the age of 96. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

The Laughlin Honor Guard carries the casket of retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 28, 2015. The body bearers carry the fallen to the gravesite while keeping the casket perfectly level and showing no visible signs of strain; to ensure military bearing is maintained at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

The Laughlin Honor Guard carries the casket of retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 28, 2015. The body bearers carry the fallen to the gravesite while keeping the casket perfectly level and showing no visible signs of strain; to ensure military bearing is maintained at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Flying Training Wing Base Honor Guard NCO in charge, holds the flag in honor of retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 28, 2015. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard originated in 1948 when Headquarters Command, U.S. Air Force, directed the creation of an elite ceremonial unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Flying Training Wing Base Honor Guard NCO in charge, holds the flag in honor of retired Maj. Gen. Homer Lewis in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 28, 2015. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard originated in 1948 when Headquarters Command, U.S. Air Force, directed the creation of an elite ceremonial unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Senior Airman David Lucas, 47th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, ejects a round in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 28, 2015. Historically, three volleys of rifle fire were fired to indicate that the casualties had been cared for in a combat environment, and that the fighting could resume. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

Senior Airman David Lucas, 47th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, ejects a round in Eagle Pass, Texas, Oct. 28, 2015. Historically, three volleys of rifle fire were fired to indicate that the casualties had been cared for in a combat environment, and that the fighting could resume. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon May)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Flying Training Wing Base Honor Guard NCO in charge presents the flag to retired Maj. Gen. Lewis’s wife in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 28, 2015. Upon presentation of the flag, the presenter says, “On behalf of the President of the United States, and a grateful Nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's honorable and faithful service.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Staff Sgt. Richard Bates, 47th Flying Training Wing Base Honor Guard NCO in charge presents the flag to retired Maj. Gen. Lewis’s wife in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Oct. 28, 2015. Upon presentation of the flag, the presenter says, “On behalf of the President of the United States, and a grateful Nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of our appreciation for your loved one's honorable and faithful service.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)(Released)

Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --

The Laughlin Air Force Base Honor Guard rendered military honors at the Maverick County Cemetery in Eagle Pass, Texas Oct. 28.

The funeral honored retired Maj. Gen. Homer I. Lewis who passed away at his home in Eagle Pass on Oct. 21.

On March 8, 1971, General Lewis was nominated by the president of the United States to serve as chief of Air Force Reserve. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 5, 1971, and he was ordered to extended active duty for four years. On March 16, 1972, General Lewis assumed the additional duty as Air Force Reserve commander; where he would retire on April 07, 1975.

 

His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon.

Lewis is survived by his three sons: Peter Lewis, Stephen Lewis, William Lewis, and his wife Ingrid Lewis.