Several thousand Sandpoint residents waved flags and packed streets to welcome back family members returning from the funeral of an Air Force captain killed in Afghanistan.
People lined the streets to show their support for the family of 28-year-old Air Force Capt. David Lyon of Sandpoint. Lyon died Dec. 27 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Kabul. Lyon was assigned to the 21st Logistics Readiness Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base. He was serving a year long deployment and was an adviser to Afghan National Army commandos.
He was a graduate of the Air Force Academy, had been in the Air Force for five years and had been stationed at Peterson since January 2010. He was buried Wednesday in the Air Force Academy's cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.