Wednesday, May 3, 2017

World War II Deaths in 2017-- Part 2: Richard Lyon-- Navy SEALS

Born July 14, 1923  Died February 3, 2017.

Age 93.

Retired rear admiral and first Navy SEAL team reservist to become a flag officer who was also a founding trustee of Children's Hospital in Orange County, California, and had been selected to the U.S, Olympic swim team for the 1940 Games in Tokyo, which was canceled because of World War II.

He was commissioned into the Navy out of college in October 1944 and served as U.S. Navy Scout and Raider in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He was also in China as an intelligence officer.

--GreGen

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