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Rest In Peace David Lyon

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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.