Ben Lyons’ US issued, 3rd model uniform top that is badged on the left sleeve with a Special Forces Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI), the left chest has a US ARMY tape that is surmounted with US Basic Airborne Wings and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB). The right chest has an embroidered name tape that reads: LYONS.
In 1969, Brendan L. Lyons served in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), II Corp Mike Force. He was later reassigned to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MAC V SOG), Command and Control South (CCS), Recon Company assigned to Recon Team Plane. After the CCS compound was closed, the veteran was transferred to Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company where he served with Recon Team Maryland.
Staff Sergeant (E-6) Lyons was medically discharged from the Army in 1976 with twenty-nine months in Vietnam.