KUSA - A five-year Air Force veteran based out of Colorado was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense reported Captain David I. Lyon died Dec. 27 after the convoy he was traveling in was struck by an IED in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old Air Force Academy graduate was assigned to the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Capt. Lyon. The loss of life pains our team deeply. We are poised to assist his family and friends in their time of need and have support services in place to facilitate those needs," said Col. John Shaw, 21st Space Wing commander.
Lyon was serving a year-long deployment to Afghanistan working with Afghan National Army Commandos. He was scheduled to return home in February.
Lyon had been stationed at Peterson Air force Base since 2010.
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