When Nehamon Lyons IV visited relatives in Alabama over the 4th of July, he was full of talk about how much he loved working in the U.S. Navy and living in Washington, D.C.
"He was very happy, very high-spirited, excited," said his cousin, Latrice Racy.
The 30-year-old operations specialist second class had a fairly new posting at the Pentagon. He was there when the plane crashed Tuesday.
"He was kind of shy, a very giving person, very hard-working and dedicated," Racy said.
Lyons planned to make a career in the service.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.