Jack Lyon Founder of Veterans Village of San Diego
Jack graduated from the university of Arizona and joined the USMC in 1963. He served two tours in Vietnam as an Infantry Officer with 3rd Battalion Third Marines and 2nd Battalion First Marines. He was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He also received the Silver Star, the Navy Commendation with Combat "V" Device and also Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Leaving the Marine Corps in 1967, Jack began a business career in which he founded and sold three small businesses. In 1981, Jack founded the Vietnam Veterans of San Diego which is known as Veterans Village of San Diego and led Combat Stress groups for the last 34 years. He works with the USMC Wounded Warrior Detachment at Balboa Hospital where he works with the Wounded Marines. His wife Barbara teaches yoga to the Warriors and works with the wives of the wounded. Jack has received lots of awards and being named Humanitarian of the Year in San Diego in 2014 and having the 20th of November named "Jack Lyon Day"