LeRoy Springs Lyon
Major General, United States Army
Roy Springs Lyon of Virginia
Appointed from Virginia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 June 1887 (7)
Second Lieuenant, 7th U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1891
Transferred to the 2nd U. S. Artillery, 1 October1891
First Lieutenant, 18 September 1898
Cpatain, 8 May 1901
The Colonel served in World War I.
Colonel Lyon was born 15 October 1866 and died
on 23 February 1920. He and his wife, Hariette Amsden
Lyon (29 December 1876-24 September 1961) are buried in Arlington National
Cemetery. She outlived her soldier by 41 years.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, December 2004