Thu., August 19, 2010 3:40pm (EDT)

Ft. Stewart Honors Fallen Soldier
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

FORT STEWART, Ga.  —  
The Army post planted a memorial tree in honor of Sgt. Johnny W. Lumpkin at Warriors Walk. (photo courtesy of United States Army)
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.