DONAVAN L LYON
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

DONAVAN LOREN LYON

WALL NAME

DONAVAN L LYON

PANEL / LINE

45E/58

DATE OF BIRTH

11/01/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOLLYWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONAVAN LOREN LYON
POSTED ON 7.28.2019
POSTED BY: John A Seavey Jr

From 1970’s Irvine, CA

I’ve worn Maj. Lyons bracelet since the early 70’s because I was in Mrs. Paul’s first grade class with his daughter Donna. His family lived on Ash tree lane (I think) and I lived on Acacia tree lane in Irvine, CA. I’ve lost several over the years but always replace them. I’ll wear it into the afterlife in deep appreciation of his service.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2019
POSTED BY: Suzi Brooks

Donavan Lyon

To the post that said they knew the family - he was flying with Ted Guy. In the book Survivors, Vietnam POWs Tell Their Stories, Ted tells what happened. I, too, have had his bracelet since the early 70s. Ted didn't mention his name, only called him the 'young lieutenant'. Should have mentioned Don's name.
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POSTED ON 6.21.2019
POSTED BY: Slide

A little more to the story

I have known the family since shortly after him being declared MIA. He was not supposed to be in combat operations, just there to observe. But being who he was, he got himself inserted into a mission as a GIB (he was a pilot, but could only get in "under the radar" as a GIB) This mission happened on his first day there... Two daughters and a son even now still live with some uncertainty as to what really happened that day.
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POSTED ON 4.3.2019
POSTED BY: Patricia A. LeDuc

Major Don Lyon MIA Bracelet

I have had his MIA bracelet for over 45 years. I kept it on the night stand in my bedroom. 4/3/19 I searched this database and found him !
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POSTED ON 3.22.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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