An injured Marine from Davenport is back home. Lance Corporal Edward Lyons was severely hurt and lost his left hand in an explosion last November in Afghanistan. He spent months at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
He’ll return there after a month at home. When Lyons landed yesterday at Quad-City International Airport, the 20-year-old Marine received a hero’s welcome from family, friends and the public. Then Patriot Guard motorcycle riders escorted Lyons from the airport to his family’s home in Davenport. Students from Madison Elementary School, which Lyons once attended, lined the street next to the school, held signs and cheered as the procession went by.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport