Lyon, John Paul, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1966 - 1969

Cavalry

Captain


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cohasset
Last Address
Cohasset

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Kien Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cohasset Central Cemetery - Cohasset, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 001

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Basic)
Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Armor) Fort Knox, KY2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment1st Aviation Brigade
  1966-1967, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Armor) Fort Knox, KY
  1967-1968, 1204, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment
  1968-1969, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Norwich University
  1962-1966, Norwich University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Captain Lyon was killed by a "mine" explosion in a helicopter related incident, as listed as "performing the duty of a pilot".

"On the morning of April 18, 1969, during a renaissance mission in Northwestern Kan Throng Province, while moving to organize and give guidance to his troops, after entering an enemy mine  field, John was killed."
Source: http://www.cohassetveteransmemorial.com/heros/12.html

John Paul Lyon Square was named in his honor in 1996 in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

He was interred in Cohasset Central Cemetery, Cohasset, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
   
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