Georgetown, Guyana (April 8, 2020): His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, is saddened at the death of Colonel John Percy Leon Lewis.
John Percy Leon Lewis was born on February 13th 1943; he died on April 7th 2020.
He attended Saint Stanislaus College and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
His military career started on March 9, 1968 when he enlisted as a Second Lieutenant in the Guyana Defence Force (GDF). John Lewis would spend his entire military service in the Reserve Force of the GDF; the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM).
He was promoted to the rank of Colonel on January 1st 1999 and was the Commanding Officer of the 22Battalion GPM.
In over 30 years of military service to Guyana, Colonel Lewis greatly enriched the life and development of the Militia.
Colonel Lewis was an avid sportsman and represented the GDF at rugby. He also played soccer, badminton and basketball.
President Granger extends heartfelt sympathy to Colonel Lewis’s children, relatives and friends.