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SPOKANE, Wash. - Chief Warrant Officer Niall Lyons of Spokane was remembered Monday by family, friends and fellow servicemen at a service held at St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Lyons was among seven Army soldiers to die in a helicopter crash on October 26 in Afghanistan and was one of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan who were honored by President Obama at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware when the president made a midnight trip there to honor their return in late October.

CWO Lyons was a pilot and a Tactical Operations Officer.

Last Wednesday, Governor Gregoire directed that flags at all Washington state agency buildings be lowered to half-staff in memory of Lyons.

Lyons is survived by his son John, his parents John and Nuala Lyons and his brother Kevin.

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