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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 11:40am

Ft. Stewart Honors Fallen Soldier

Updated: 4 years ago.
The Army post planted a memorial tree in honor of Sgt. Johnny W. Lumpkin at Warriors Walk. (photo courtesy of United States Army)

A fallen soldier from Columbus is the latest to have a memorial tree planted in his honor at Fort Stewart.

The Army post today dedicated an eastern redbud tree for Sgt. Johnny W. Lumpkin.

He died July 2 in Iraq.

Fort Stewart commanders have planted a tree at Warriors Walk for each of their soldiers killed overseas since 2003.

Family members say the 38-year-old Lumpkin died after equipment fell on him as he worked on a radar tower.

He was serving his second tour in Iraq.

Lumpkin's death brings the total number of memorial trees at Warriors Walk to 434.

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