Roger Lee Hewitt
Roger Lee Hewitt, 68, of Columbus, Georgia died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
In 1975, Roger Hewitt received his Masters in Education from the University of Missouri.
was a dedicated soldier for over 22 years.
LTC Hewitt began his distinguished career as a soldier in the U.S. Army where he honorably served two tours in Vietnam and a prestigious tour in Berlin, Germany during the Cold War.
In 1990, he
honorably retired from service at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
long and distinguished career as an Infantry solider, LTC Hewitt earned the following decorations; Bronze Star Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and “V” Device, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and “V” Device, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver Service Star and 1 Bronze Star, Army Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, 4 Overseas Service Medals, First Class, Legion of Merit, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm.
Following his career in the Army, Roger co-founded Omega Training Group in 1990 where he built teams and services dedicated to bettering soldiers.
In 2003, Roger
was awarded the Order of the Saint Maurice from the National Infantry Association
was a successful mentor and leader for over 900 employees when the company was sold in 2008.
While very successful in both of his
truest successes came from his
was a devoted husband, compassionate father, proud grandfather, avid golfer, staunch Mountaineer fan, and a cherished friend to many who will continue to preserve his
legacy as a proud Christian American.
Mr. Hewitt was also a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Maple Ridge Golf Community, and Green Island Country Club.