The History of Our Family at War
 “old experienced soldier”
 “one who has seen long service in any office or

position”
 Generally people think of veter...
 When I was growing

up, Gramps was in the
Army. He wore a
uniform every day to
work. But happily, he
never was called to...
 List resources here
 Samuel Smith, a captain of the militia in

Massachusetts, great-grandfather of Joseph and
Hyrum Smith and fifth great-gr...
 William Johnson

Snyder, Grammy
Lyon’s greatgrandfather, and
his brother-in-law
David Maynard
served in the
Minnesota ca...
 David Cairns Lyon,

Gramps Lyon’s
grandfather, served in
Europe during the
“Great War”
 Alois Leitgeb,

Grandma Fife’s
grandfather, served in
the Austrian military
in World War I
 Alois Leitgeb,

Grandma Fife’s
grandfather,
recalled to active
duty
 Lewis Warren

Smith, Grandpa
Fife’s uncle,
killed in action
in 1944
 Alois Windisch,

Grandma Fife’s
father, called to
active duty,
served on a
German
submarine. He
was captured by
Russian ...
 David Reed

Lyon, Gramps
Lyon’s father,
trained as an
officer towards
the close of
World War II,
and then was
sent to oc...
 David Reed

Lyon, Gramps
Lyon’s father,
was sent from
Japan to the
front lines in
Korea
 Cherie Lyon,

Gramps Lyon’s
mother, stayed
behind in Japan
and helped treat
the wounded
that were sent
back to Japan
fro...
 David Ray Lyon,

Gramps Lyon’s
older brother,
served as a
helicopter pilot
in Vietnam.
When Gramps
served his
mission in...
 Phillip Sheridan

Lyon, Gramps
Lyon’s brother,
was called up in
the Utah
National Guard
to serve in Iraq
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
Veterans: Our Family at War
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Veterans: Our Family at War

  1. 1. The History of Our Family at War
  2. 2.  “old experienced soldier”  “one who has seen long service in any office or position”  Generally people think of veterans as soldiers who have seen combat
  3. 3.  When I was growing up, Gramps was in the Army. He wore a uniform every day to work. But happily, he never was called to war.
  4. 4.  List resources here
  5. 5.  Samuel Smith, a captain of the militia in Massachusetts, great-grandfather of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and fifth great-grandfather of Grandpa Fife.  Micah Eldredge, Mansfield, Connecticut, is Gramps Lyon’s fourth great-grandfather. Micah was the father of Alanson Eldredge who joined the Church in Indiana in 1836, lived in Missouri and Nauvoo and crossed the plains to Utah
  6. 6.  William Johnson Snyder, Grammy Lyon’s greatgrandfather, and his brother-in-law David Maynard served in the Minnesota cavalry. David died while serving.
  7. 7.  David Cairns Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s grandfather, served in Europe during the “Great War”
  8. 8.  Alois Leitgeb, Grandma Fife’s grandfather, served in the Austrian military in World War I
  9. 9.  Alois Leitgeb, Grandma Fife’s grandfather, recalled to active duty
  10. 10.  Lewis Warren Smith, Grandpa Fife’s uncle, killed in action in 1944
  11. 11.  Alois Windisch, Grandma Fife’s father, called to active duty, served on a German submarine. He was captured by Russian forces and sent to a prison camp.
  12. 12.  David Reed Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s father, trained as an officer towards the close of World War II, and then was sent to occupy Japan at the end of the war
  13. 13.  David Reed Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s father, was sent from Japan to the front lines in Korea
  14. 14.  Cherie Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s mother, stayed behind in Japan and helped treat the wounded that were sent back to Japan from Korea
  15. 15.  David Ray Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s older brother, served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. When Gramps served his mission in Thailand they were able to visit.
  16. 16.  Phillip Sheridan Lyon, Gramps Lyon’s brother, was called up in the Utah National Guard to serve in Iraq

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