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Rest In Peace David Lyon

I had the pleasure to meet and speak with David Lyon several times over the past few years. We weren’t close but he made one hell of an impression on me, every single time. What a great young man. In fact, we were just talking a couple of weeks ago about a story on his latest endeavor, a new Vodka.

Initially, I met him through a mutual friend and then found out about his company Forward Solutions LLC, which specializes in EOD equipment. You see, David was a Marine EOD technician and as you can tell from the photo below, he was a Wounded Warrior. He might of lost his legs to an enemy IED but he didn’t lose his heart. He stuck in there, maintained a great attitude, worked with other wounded Veterans and used his head to come up with new solutions for his EOD brethren. All laudable actions. I was humbled when we’d talk.

David Lyon

Yesterday, I found this post on his Facebook page:

We announce, with sadness that David Lyon passed away today at approximately 2pm from sudden heart complications. His family was able to be with him as he peacefully left this world. We plan on having a memorial in San Diego and he will be laid to rest at home in Utah. We do not have details yet but will inform everyone as soon as arrangements are made. Dave was a incredible man and touched many lives in great ways.

Rest in peace Dave, you were an amazing father, son, brother and friend. You will be missed and never forgotten!

What a blow. The enemy couldn’t get him but the wounds of war hit their mark. I’m glad he passed peacefully with family, but I’m sad he’s gone.

You will be missed. Rest In Peace.


16 Responses to “Rest In Peace David Lyon”

  1. jmac says:

    R.I.P Brother Marine. You will be missed.

  2. Henry says:

    Semper Fidelis, some here in the Twin Cities in played “Dress Blues” in your honor on the radio. The security around heavens gates just got a great SNCO

  3. JM says:


  4. Comprehension says:

    We are only here for but a little while…we should strive to make it the best whilst we can. This Marine clearly has. May he rest in peace.

  5. Dellis says:

    This just breaks my heart when I hear or read of these tragic events. My prayers to the family and his friends.

  6. Spartan says:

    Rest in peace David. Wish I had to pleasure to have met you.

  7. SGT Rock says:

    R.I.P. Leatherneck

  8. JC (Max) Wilkinson says:

    RIP, warrior.

  9. George T LaBree says:


  10. I had the pleasure of working with Sgt Lyons on several projects for his company Forward Solutions. Dave will be truly missed, my deepest condolences to his family and all that knew him. My God bless his soul R.I.P. Dave

  11. Dianne says:

    My twin & I adored U! This is crazy hard! RIP! <3

  12. dustin says:

    I had the honor to serve in Afghanistan with this hero who put his life on the line on more then one occasion for me and the rest of our brothers with 3/8 he was a great friend and a tire hero I will miss you brother RIP

  13. Sherry says:

    So proud to say that David is my grandson Ethen’s father. He was an amazing father and man. His memory and all of the positive things he accomplished will live on in my grandson. He has forever changed my life and my families and will never be forgotten. God rest his beautiful soul.

  14. I was blessed to call Dave a friend. He was the most inspirational guy I have ever known. He was so full of life and made me want to be a better person. He disarmed over 300 IEDs in combat! He was given the bombs no one else wanted. For this he was targeted by the Taliban, they could never kill his spirit! He was a true American Hero and everyone should know that. He was larger than life! America has lost a true American Hero. Rest in Peace my friend! Mark Walker