EOD Warriors SSGt David Lyon and 1Lt Mack Jarrett to be Honored During Memorial Weekend

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Staff Sergeant David B. Lyon was born November 24, 1981 in Logan, Utah.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps and arrived at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on October 27, 2003.  After graduating and completing Marine Combat Training, Staff Sergeant Lyon transferred to 29 Palms, California for training as a Field Radio Operator.  Upon completion, Staff Sergeant Lyon was transferred to Headquarters Company, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. 

    In August 2004, Staff Sergeant Lyon deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  Upon his return, Staff Sergeant Lyon made a lateral move to Explosive Ordnance Disposal and reported to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal in October 2005.  Staff Sergeant Lyon graduated in June 2006 and was transferred to Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

    In 2006, Staff Sergeant Lyon deployed in support of OIF and in August 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  Staff  Sergeant Lyon redeployed to Afghanistan in 2010 in support of OEF where he was wounded in action and medically evacuated from theater.  

    Staff Sergeant Lyon was medically retired from the Marine Corps on July 30, 2012  and on July 29, 2014 Staff Sergeant Lyon died as a result of his injuries.

    Staff Sergeant Lyon’s personal awards include the Purple Heart Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V and two Combat Action Ribbons.  

    Staff Sergeant Lyon is survived by his son Ethen Lyon, his parents Gordon and Lynnette Lyon, and his six siblings Jonathan J. Lyon, Michael A. Lyon, Stephen A. Lyon, Christina Lyon Tenhoeve, Rachelle Lyon Wall, and MaryJayne Lyon Crowley.


First Lieutenant Mack Thomas Jarrett was born in Melrose, Kansas on April 13, 1920.  He was the son of Harry and Martha Jarrett.  First Lieutenant Jarrett’s given name was Thomas Mack Jarrett.  He was brother to Naoma, Martha Jean, Nedra Jo, and Harry Robert.  He graduated from Chetopa High School, Chetopa, Kansas on May 20, 1938.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 14, 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

    First Lieutenant Jarrett graduated from the Army’s Ordnance Bomb Disposal School, Class #10,  Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland on 7 November 1942.  First Lieutenant Jarrett was assigned to the 235th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Company, based on the island of Sicily, in July 1943.  On November 22, 1943, while attempting to render safe a British bomb, First Lieutenant Jarrett was killed in action. 

    First Lieutenant Jarrett was initially survived by his parents Harry and Martha, and his siblings Naoma, Martha Jean, Nedra Jo, and Harry Robert.  First Lieutenant Jarrett was reinterred on 31 March 1949: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Plot: Section: 2, Site 264.  Today he is survived by his sister-in-law, Eleanor Jarrett and many nieces and nephews.

 We Remember.  

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