Terrell honors city's fifth fallen soldier since '04

Terrell – The small town of Terrell, just east of Dallas, is once again struggling with the news of a resident killed in war.

Army Spc. Joseph "Joe" Michael Lewis, 26, whose wife and young daughter live in Terrell, became the fifth service member from the city of about 15,500 to die in Afghanistan or Iraq since 2004. He is the second to die since October.

The town isn't so small that everyone knows everyone else. But the connections between residents and the servicemen or their surviving relatives aren't far removed. So news of another fallen soldier moved fast this week.