Lyon Heart Award
On December 27th, 2013, in Kabul, Afghanistan our brother and friend Captain David Lyon paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of his country. Dave loved serving kids and always looked forward to working the C.H.A.M.P. Camp. He was our gentle giant and he constantly exemplified everything that C.H.A.M.P. stands for and more. He is an example of what it means to put service before self. Dave Lyon was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. To honor our fallen hero, we’d like to recognize 2 campers over the course of 2 days at the camp that exemplify the core qualities that Captain Lyon embodied: Service, Leadership, Hard Work, and Sacrifice. Please be on alert to make suggestions.