2021 1984 Rookie of the Year; Dude had hands for days. I only met him a couple of times but still one of the best Cavaliers to ever hang on a drum; He was a beast. That guy could play triple stroke rolls like nobody’s business; Denny was a truly dedicated member of the corps, a great performer and an incredible Cavalier.

Lt. Colonel William Dennis Lewis (AKA Denny or MOOC) born August 24, 1967 in Princeton, Kentucky passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 at age 53 within the comfort of his home in Las Vegas surrounded by his wife and family. Denny is survived by his wife of over fifteen years, Denise Pagon Lewis, father and step-mother, Dennis and Dorothy Lewis, sister, Lori Vanover, nephew, Andrew Vanover with future wife Sarah Critchfield, and not to forget his furry son, Grayson Lewis. Denny is preceded in death by his mother and step father, Mary Sue McCaslin Kukahiko and George Kukahiko.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1991, Denny proudly served his country for over 23 years in the United States Air Force, living his dream as a pilot flying the F16 fighter jet. Upon retirement, Denny continued to serve his country with his RPS family, flying remotely piloted aircrafts supporting 24/7 combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. When not flying, Denny loved spending time hiking, mountain biking, cycling, skiing, and yes, even cooking! He loved to travel and continued his passion for music playing drums as he reminisced about his days with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Although life took Denny away from Princeton, he remained a number one fan of the Big Blue Nation and will live on in spirit as a proud member of the Tater Crew. Denny will be FOREVER loved and missed by his family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made in Denny’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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