My name is Colin Norris. I am a senior at Winfield City High School in Winfield Al. My government teacher is having us write to a family of a fallen warrior, and yours stuck out to me for some reason. A little bit about myself: I love football, fishing, and hunting. I plan on becoming a pharmacist after high school. I know that no words could comfort you for the loss of David. However, I want to say thankyou. It is because of brave men and women like David who are willing to lay down their lives, that we can hunt, fish, and play football in a free county. Freedom is never free, and David died beliving in that cause and I am eternally grateful. If you would like to respond to this letter, feel free to do so by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thankyou and God Bless
I live in South Africa. We here in South Africa are sad with you and each American family that lose a loved one in the war. May God carry the family and friends through the years to come
To the Lyon Family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and hero David, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God bless you Capt. David I. Lyon...you will not be forgotten.
My heart is breaking for you and for the rest of Dave's family. I pray that God's peace will be felt by all of you in a supernatural way. You are a woman with incredible grace and strength and I love you.
Shelly Harrison (Ryan USAFA '09 and Sean's USAFA '11 mom)
RIP and God Bless You Always Heaven Deployed Warrior Angel. I will be forever grateful to you for your service and for my freedom.
Proud Air Force Mom
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. David will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part. I salute you.
For those missing in action;for those who didn't make it home.I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.For every neatly folded flag;for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory. I salute you, allow me the honorto salute you with permission let me say even though I hold no rank know that from my heart my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part. I salute you.
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M.Fisher KIA 12/1/04 Iraq
Our daughter and her husband are USAFA grads from '99 and '00. I offer this Arapaho prayer: You will not see the sun rise in the east again, nor will you see the moon in all its brightness in the night sky, nor feel the wind on your face nor the earth beneath your bare feet. Today you are going home. May the ancestors greet you and show you the way. May your journey be joyful.
We are so very sorry for your loss. What a tragic loss. Thank you for your service to our country. Dana, you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you Capt. Lyon for your service and for protecting my freedoms in our country. To the family of Capt Lyon, God bless you and know that he is a hero. Rest in Peace.
God bless you for your service and for giving up your life so that we who appreciate freedom can be free! God speed Sir. I hope to shake your had in heaven some day!
Rest in Peace. May we never forget the sacrifices made by those who wear the uniform.
Thank you for your service, your sacrafic. Forever grateful, and never forgotten.
Well done Soldier, well done....
To the Lyons: Thank you for serving our country. I commend how brave you are for wanting a better life for Americans and other countries. Your sacrifice is rare and special for just a handful of people on this world. May God wrap his arms around you when you are in your darkest hours. He will comfort you in his name. Thank you.
Dave, I don't know you personally. But I currently work at ISAF and when news of the attack came through, for some reason, it really affected me. Thank you for your service, thank you for all you did here in Afghanistan, and know that WE will continue what you have started. Rest in peace.
I don't know you, nor your family, but THANK YOU for your service.....To your family....Im so sad for you. Im so sorry.
Dave was an extremely honourable, dedicated, loyal and hard working person. I knew him for only a short time in Afghanistan but he made a lasting impression on me. He was someone that I never hestitated to call on because I knew that he was going to give110% in everything that he does.
"We will remember him"
Warrant Officer Eric Venema
Canadian Armed Forces
Thoughts and prayers to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.
~ The Kennedy Family
I am so very sorry to read about the death of this dedicated and loyal soldier who served his country with everything he had. He gave his life for the people of the United States. I would like to thank his family and let them know that they are in my prayers for comfort. May God bless you with His peace and love. David is now in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. Heidi Luckey
I did not know Capt. Lyons personnaly. What i do want to do is say Thank you to a HERO for serving this great country and for defending the rights we have. Thank you to his familiy for the support you gave to him and sharing hime with so many. May God Bless Capt. Lyons and his family and may he now look over them as he becomes one of God's Angel. God Bless.
Capt Lyons, you were a great friend and I enjoyed working with you in our squadron, we will all sadly miss you. Watch over all of us. Your friend Ernie Medrano
I did not know Capt. Lyon nor his family personally, however, he is a true American Hero. Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless your family with comfort and may they hold their memories of Capt. Lyon close their hearts.
I had the honor of meeting David when he and my daughter Leanne served in the 21st at Peterson. A very nice, thoughtful, fun-loving and dedicated man. Dedicated to his family, his friends, his church and his country. Thank you David for dedicating your life to serve your country despite knowing your service could end like this. It takes a very special person to put their life on the line daily to protect and serve. I was devastated when I heard the news. My deepest condolences and prayers are with your family. Deborah Babcock Clark
Dear Friends and Family,
I too, only know of this gentle soul through his friend, Leanne and her Mom, Debbie. I pray that the Lord God will be with his family and friends as they grieve the loss of this wonderful person. He personifies the true meaning of an "American" with the greatest sacrifice of all. Surely our Lord God welcomed him with open arms.
My prayers to all,
To hear the source of this man's greatness was the Lord Jesus Christ reveals more of his humbleness and desire to honor the Lord he truly served. Well done good and faithful servant, great will be your reward.
What a terrific person! Although I did not have the honor of knowing Capt. Lyon, it is not difficult to realize that he was quite special and that his death is a tremendous loss for his family, his community, his church, the military, and all those whom he touched with his extraordinary life. May his soul rest in peace and may Capt. Lyon's family and friends be consoled by realizing they will always have their good memories of their time together. I hope to meet Capt. Lyon in the life to come.
Rest in peace, may god be with you, and your family
Our family is sorry to read of the passing of Captain David Lyon and expresses our deepest sympathy to his family. We will always be grateful to David for his service and sacrifice made for our country.
To the family, friends, and military unit of Capt. Lyon, Please, accept my deepest condolences for your loss of David. We will not forget his brave service to protect our freedom and protect our way of life. He is a true American Hero. May he rest in Peace and may you have comfort and healing for your loss.
Captain David Lyon your valor has not gone unnoticed. Condolences and Prayers to his family and friends. From the writings of your friends and colleagues, it is obvious that you were an amazing person. America mourns your gallant sacrifice.
Our family is so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan