The following is a press release, issued today, from the Fort Stewart Public Affairs office:FORT STEWART, Ga. (Sept. 14, 2009) - A 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who was killed in a two-car accident early on the morning of Sept. 10 here has been identified. Dead is Sgt. Thomas P. Lyons, 34. Sgt. Lyons was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team as a supply sergeant. He deployed twice during his time in service. He joined the Army in Sept. 2004 and arrived at Fort Stewart in June 2006. The accident occurred on Highway 144 inside of the Fort Stewart training area. The driver of the other car, a Soldier assigned to the South Carolina National Guard, was injured and airlifted to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. The accident continues to be under investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Sgt. Lyons as they mourn his loss.