Monday, December 30, 2013
Lyon, 28, was assigned to the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander, said of Lyon's passing:
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Capt. Lyon. The loss of life pains our team deeply. We are poised to assist his family and friends in their time of need and have support services in place to facilitate those needs."
According to 21st Space Wing Public Affairs, Lyon was serving a year-long deployment to Afghanistan at the time of his death:
[He] was performing a combat advisory mission with Afghan National Army Commandos, while working with Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return to Peterson in February.
Lyon grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho. He graduated from the Air Force Academy, where he met his wife, Dana Pounds-Lyon.
Friends who attended Sandpoint High School with Lyon talked to local television station KTVB-TV: