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Benny Joe "♥BJ♥" Lewis
Birth: Jan. 9, 1947
Death: May 18, 1968


SP4 CO D 21 INF AMERICAL DIV Vietnam,PH


♥♥♥MY BELOVED HERO FOREVER♥♥♥

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╔╝(¯`♥´¯)
♥BJ♥ ღೋ♥MY PRINCE CHARMING ANGEL♥ೋღ

♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫

♥Elvis Presley♥

AMAZING GRACE

♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫

SOME GAVE ALL

♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫


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Benny was my first love! He was the football,
baseball, and basketball jock, the one everyone
wanted to be around,to be in his circle of friends.
He had a mild "Bad Boy" image, but to me he was
perfect! He had the singing voice of an angel. He
was my soulmate. I was the preacher's daughter,
hands off to all except Benny. He was BJ and I
was TJ,he was ~Honey~ and I was ~Sugar~. I loved
that name when he spoke it or wrote it. I was on
cloud 9...a princess with her prince...a young
girl with an older 'man'...friends...sweethearts.
Then separated by the call to the Army...that
separation sealed a longing for us to be together
in love and in life. A senseless war in Vietnam
took those dreams away. At the young,tender age of 21,
my prince was gone. Benny started his
tour in Viet Nam on Apr 11, 1968, and was killed
on May 18,1968. My heart was broken! My life was
forever changed. When the military chaplain came
to school to notify me, I saw him in the hall
and I ran across campus to a teacher who knew
us both and was retired from the military. He had
already been told and knew I was on my way. I
begged him to take me to look for Benny...he
just couldn't be gone! It was all a terrible
mistake! I received BJ's last letter a week after
he died. In that letter, he told me he was
going to guard "the hill" and knew he would
not return alive. Looking back to our last
days together before he shipped out, he knew
then and tried to tell me, but I didn't want
to listen! He told my Dad and his brother to take
care of me...he knew I would be devastated. I
don't remember much for the next few days...I
was in a fog that I kept praying would lift
and this would all be a horrible nightmare.

I know God does not make mistakes and there
was a purpose for taking my BJ so young. I don't
pretend to know the reason why, although
I asked God many times!

~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~♱~ღ

Love and memories reside in my heart that can
never be taken away. BJ is my Guardian Angel!
By God's great grace,and my acceptance of Him
into my heart, Benny and I will be together
again in a place where there will be no parting,
no sadness, no tears.

~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~♱~ღ


ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥

Until that day, My Love... "I am nothing special,
of this I am sure. I am a common person with
common thoughts, and I've lived a common life.
There are no monuments dedicated to me and my
name will soon be forgotten. But I've loved
another with all of my heart and soul, and to
me, this has been enough."

ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥ƸӜƷ♥



♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~♱~ღ

RIP, BJ [Honey]...TJ[Sugar]
♥'I LOVE YOU'♥
{8-3-1} 8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning!

~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~♱~ღ

Always a silent hurt, many a silent tear,
but always a beautiful memory of one I
loved so dear. God gave me strength to
bear it, and courage to take the blow, but
what it meant to lose you...no one will
ever know!

~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~ღ~♱~♱~ღ


ETERNALLY YOUNG, FOREVER HANDSOME,
ALWAYS LOVED, NEVER FORGOTTEN! ♥ ©TJ

~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+~*+*~

AN ANGEL AS MY GUARDIAN ABOVE, NEVER A
DAY WILL HE KNOW WITHOUT MY LOVE!♥ ©TJ


๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞๑۩๑
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YOU WALKED INTO MY LIFE AND BROUGHT LOVE...
THEN WITHOUT WARNING, YOU LEFT FOR HEAVEN
ABOVE...AND ALTHOUGH WE HAD TO PART, YOU
LEFT FOOTPRINTS FOREVER ON MY HEART!♥
©TJ 2/3/09

๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞๑۩๑
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*`*•.`*•. `*•.`*•. ♥` *•.`*•.`*•.`*•.`*.
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TO THE WORLD - HE WAS JUST ONE PERSON -
BUT TO ONE PERSON,[ME] - HE WAS THE WORLD!


*`*•.`*•. `*•.`*•. ♥ `*•.`*•.`*•.`*•.`*.
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ƸӜƷ`*•.~*~ATOKA COUNTY TIMES~*~`*•.ƸӜƷ

ATOKA, OK on DEC 10, 2008
BRIDGES WILL BE DEDICATED TO WAR CASUALTIES

There will be a ceremony dedicating the two
new bridges west of Atoka on SH-7 at Boggy Depot
State Park at 1:30 pm Friday, December 12, 2008.
Rep. Paul Roan will dedicate the bridges to two
Atoka County men, who were both casualties of
the Vietnam War.

Signs will be placed at the bridges honoring
BENNY JOE LEWIS and Danny Leo Evans.
Lewis was born Jan 9, 1947, to Bob and Neoma
Lewis. He was a brother to Joyce Lewis Moore,
Robert, Cecil and Jerry Lewis.

Benny loved to coon hunt,and he proudly wore
No.40 for the Atoka Wampus Cat Football team.
Graduating with the Atoka High School Class of
1966, Lewis earned a full scolarship to play
football for Eastern OK A&M College Mountaineers.
His football and college days were interrupted
by a draft notice. He entered the Army in June,1967.

On May 18, 1968, within three weeks of arriving
in Viet Nam, Spl Four Lewis was killed in action
while on guard duty in the trenches of an outpost.

ƸӜƷ....•*´¨`*•.¸¸ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ....•*´¨`*•.ƸӜƷ

BJ, I AM SO PROUD YOU RECEIVED THIS HONOR.
YOU ALWAYS HAVE BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE MY HERO!
MY ETERNAL LOVE ALWAYS TO YOU MY GUARDIAN
ANGEL.I SHARED THIS AMAZING DAY WITH YOUR
BROTHERS,JERRY & CECIL. MY DAUGHTER HELD MY
HAND AND DRIED MY EYES THRU THE CEREMONY.
♥SUGAR♥


.....♥.,.•*¨`*•. ♥ .•*¨`*•.♥......
♥•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•♥♥
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"THE MOMENT THAT YOU DIED,
MY HEART WAS SPLIT IN TWO,
THE ONE SIDE FILLED WITH MEMORIES
THE OTHER DIED WITH YOU!"

๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞۩๑۩۞۩๑๑۩۞๑۩๑๑۩
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...♥♥(_¸.•*´'`°¤¸♥¸¤´'`*•.¸_)♥♥


FOR ALL THE HEROES WHO WERE WILLING TO GIVE,
AND FOR HEROES LIKE YOU, WHO THAT NO LONGER LIVE.
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO IS REALLY LOST,
PLEASE STOP AND REMEMBER WHAT OUR FREEDOM COST.

...♥♥(_¸.•*´'`°¤¸♥¸¤´'`*•.¸_)♥♥


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`*.¸.*´ `*.¸.*´
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`*.¸.*´ `*.¸.*´

♥♥♥♥♥ MY HONEY BEAR ♥♥♥♥♥


~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~
I WOULD HAVE RATHER HAD YOU FOR A LITTLE
WHILE, THAN NOT AT ALL.
LOVED FOREVER AND A DAY!
~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~* ~♥x♥~



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♥•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•♥♥•*¨*•.¸¸.•*¨*•♥

(: ☆°'*.¸.☆.¸*'*°☆ :)
☆ ♥ANGEL BJ♥ ☆
`'☆. .☆`
`'*☆.¸.☆*'

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING
IN YOUR LIFE,JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES, TAKE A
DEEP BREATH, AND SAY, ♰"GOD,I KNOW IT IS
YOUR PLAN, JUST HELP ME THRU IT."♰


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(¸.•.. (¸.•.. .•.. ¸¸.♥♥

♥♥ڿڰۣಌ Although my body you can't hold, It
doesn't mean I'm gone, this world was worthy
not of me, God chose that I move on. I know
the pain that drowns your soul, what you are
forced to face. You have my word, I'll fill
your arms, some day we will embrace. You'll
hear "that it was meant to be" God doesn't
make mistakes, but that won't soften your
worst blow, or make your heart not ache. I'm
watching over all you do, believe me when I
say to you, that I am always there. There
will come a time, I promise you, when you
will hold my hand, stroke my face, kiss my
cheek, never again to leave and you'll
understand. An Angel never dies ಌڿڰۣ♥♥

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•¨♥♥♥


♥♥MISSING YOU MY LOVE♥♥

As I felt your soft hands around my face,
I heard your voice so tenderly,
I could feel your heart beating,
And I know what this moment
Meant to both of us.
You brought me happiness,
Time was a precious thing
When you were only mine.
For the time we spend
With each other,
But then you had to leave
And I can't get over you.
Thinking of you everyday
Wish you were here.
Want to share all the secrets of my soul
With you and to be with you.
I can't wait for the day
To have it all over again,
To take the love you gave me,
To feel the softness of your kisses,
To feel your soft hands around my face,
And to hear your tender voice
To know that you were only mine!♥♥


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.........¸,¤°´'` °•.¸O¸.•°´'`°¤,¸♥
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........... I MISS YOU SO MUCH .......♥
......|___♥_.•.__♥__|
........*´'`° ¤¸¸.•'´O`'•.¸¸¤°´'`*.♥
...♥(_¸.•*´'`°¤¸'¸¤´'`*•.¸_)♥


(¯`♥´¯) YOU ARE LOVED (¯`♥´¯)
`*.¸.*´.......................`*.¸.*´

♥♥WHEN THE FIELDS ARE WHITE♥♥

Once a girl said to a soldier
Sure of traveling over
To a land across the raging ocean foam
Where the bullets were fast flying
And in numbers men lay dying
Far from the peaceful shores of home.

Meet me yonder won't you then love
In the lane down by the pine grove
When you come home from a far and distant land
On the hillside green with clover
After all the wars are over
When the fields are white with daisies I'll return.

Now the days they passed so slowly
The night winds blew so coldly
Outside her cabin as she waited all alone
And the letters he did write her
She kept them all beside her
As she prayed some day that he'd be coming home.

Now the years have slowly rolled past
The weeds have choked the green grass
In the lane where she goes walking all alone
And the wild flowers have faded
From the face of a lady
For a soldier who never came home.

(¯`♥´¯)♥MY HERO FOREVER,BJ♥ (¯`♥´¯)
`*.¸.*´................................`*.¸.*´



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♥~❀~ღღ ♥f٥гﻉ√ﻉг L٥vﻉd♥ღღ~❀~♥

(¸.•.. .•.. ¸¸.♥♥♥
•¨♥♥♥

Please don't mourn for me; I'm still here,
though you don't see. I'm right by your side
each night and day And within your heart I
long to stay. My body is gone but I'm always
near. I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart,
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight. I'm the
brightest star on a summer night. I'll never
be beyond your reach. I'm the warm, moist
sand when you're at the beach. I'm the colorful
leaves when fall comes around, And the pure,
white snow that blankets the ground. I'm the
beautiful flowers of which you are so fond.
The clear, cool water in a quiet pond. I'm the
first bright blossom you'll see in the spring;
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts
to shine, And you'll see that the face in the
moon is mine. When you start thinking there's
no one to love you, You can talk to me through
the Lord above you. I'll whisper my answer
through the leaves on the trees, And you'll
feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I'm the hot, salty tears that flow when you
weep, And the beautiful dreams that come while
you sleep. I'm the smile you see on a baby's
face. Just look for me, I'm everyplace!

(¸.•.. .•.. ¸¸.♥♥♥
•¨♥♥♥


♥~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~***~*~*~*~*~♥

ʚϊɞ♥THANK YOU TO THE CARING FOLKS WHO
STOP BY TO VISIT MY BJ WHOM I LOVE
SO VERY, VERY DEEPLY, AND LEAVE A FLOWER
OR A THOUGHT FOR HIM. MAY GOD BLESS
YOU ALWAYS!ʚϊɞ♥

♥~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~***~*~*~*~*~♥




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 Parents:
  
Robert A. Lewis (1911 - 1991)
  Neoma Lee Granger Lewis (1914 - 1998)
 
Note: Killed in the senseless Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 
Burial:
Green Meadows Cemetery
Atoka
Atoka County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 08, 2006
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- MystikNZ
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
God bless you on Patriot Day (belated), the day we remember how 19 faceless cowards killed over 3,000 innocents. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014
God bless you and thank you for your honorable, selfless service. This We'll Defend. Rest in Peace.
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