Le 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.
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