Peterson AFB Airman killed in Afghanistan

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Peterson Air Force Base Airman was killed Friday while engaged in combat operations near Kabul, Afghanistan.

Capt. David I. Lyon, 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron, was killed when a vehicle-born improvised explosive device was detonated near his convoy.

"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," said Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander.

A memorial service is being planned to honor Capt. David Lyon.

Lyon was serving a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and 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, a five-year veteran of the Air Force, was an Air Force Academy graduate and has been stationed at Peterson since January 2010.  He was from Sandpoint, Idaho

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