Richard Lyon, American admiral, Died at 93


Richard (Dick) Lyon was born on July 14, 1923, in Pasadena, California and died on February 3, 2017.

He was a retired United States Navy admiral.

He is the former mayor of Oceanside, California.

He was the first admiral of Special Warfare (“SEAL”).

He attended Columbia University Midshipmen’s School, receiving his commission in the United States Navy in October 1944.

He was a graduate of both the National War College and the Naval War College.

He was a private pilot and an avid sailor, body-surfer and golfer. He was married to Cynthia Gisslin, and had nine children.

Lyon resided in Oceanside from 1981.

Richard Lyon passed away at 93 years old.