By Joe Lewis
Angels of America’s Fallen is completely dedicated to honoring the legacy of our fallen military and first responders by helping their children grow and develop into strong and successful adults. As a non-profit organization we directly fund the healthy and developmental activity of each child’s choice, which involves a coach or instructor.
Their parent gave all for our legacy. What will we give for theirs?
It is said that everyone has a story. In the case of the children of our fallen, only a few chapters have been written. Angel Stories is an opportunity for you to meet some of these amazing children and to discover both their stories, and those of their fallen parent. With the support of people like you, we can stand together in helping them write their own stories of success.
Joe Lewis Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Joe is a husband, a father, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel with 25 years of service across the three separate branches of the military. After retiring from the Air Force, Joe founded Angels of America’s Fallen (AOAF) in 2013 to help ensure that the children of America’s fallen military and first responders have the support they need to author their own stories of success.
Joe served in the military for 25 years from Private to Lieutenant Colonel with 25 combined years as an enlisted Army cannon crewman in a field artillery unit, a Marine Corps fighter pilot flying F/A-18 Hornets, as a flight instructor, and as a transport pilot, and as an Air Force reconnaissance pilot flying the RC-26. He supported local, state, and federal law enforcement including the FBI, DEA, and U.S. Secret Service. He served at the National Guard Bureau in Washington DC as the Counterdrug Aviation Section Chief, Chief of Domestic Operations, and Chief of Federal Operations Programs. He retired as a Lt Col from the Air Force in 2011 after completing his final tour at the United States Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations Center.