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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • In Honor

    Posted on 11/4/17 - by John Braun
    William, You are remembered and honored.

    Posted on 4/28/16 - by James Straub
    1LT William J Lyons is resting at Moravian Cemetery, Riverside County, Banning, CA

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT William John Lyons, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/29/11 - by Jack Ruffer
    In Remembrance
  • William "Willie" Lyons

    Posted on 9/25/01 - by Donna Kettering Russell
    Willie was one of my brother's best friends. He spent a lot of time at our house. I was the little sister. To some of my brother's friends I was just a pain. Willie was always so nice to me. My husband David and I went to the Wall in 1989 and I was so very moved when I found Willie's name, especially when I realized he had been killed on my birthday. We had a rubbing done and gave it to my brother, Lance. Only after Lance had the rubbing and was able to visit Willie's grave at a later time, was he able to finally put some closure on Willie's death. I think of Willie often, and the sacrifice he made for this country, and more so now as our country again faces war. He was very special. I'm so glad that I was able to know him.

    Donna Kettering Russell

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