Air Force Captain David Lyon was killed by a car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was just 28 years old. The Captain had graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2008.
While at the Academy, he was a star member of their track team. He was a three year letter winner for the Falcon track and field team by throwing the shot put. He was named to the National Strength and Conditioning Association All American team.
Lyon had been in the Air Force for five years and was due to return from Afghanistan in just a month.