The harsh reality of war has left a Lexington family heartbroken.
The military husband of a former star student-athlete at Lexington Christian Academy was killed in Afghanistan.
NATO officials said U.S. Air Force Captain David Lyon, 28, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died Friday when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near his convoy in Kabul.
Captain Lyon had been in the military for five years following his graduation from the Air Force Academy.
He was just over a month away from completing his one-year deployment, according to family members.
He was married to fellow Air Force Officer Dana Pounds-Lyon of Lexington.
She was also serving in Afghanistan at the time of her husband's death.
Her family said the couple had been together just hours before the deadly explosion.
Dana Pounds-Lyon was a standout student-athlete at Lexington Christian Academy, who went on to become a two-time NCAA Javelin Champion.
Her father, Rick Pounds, played football at the University of Kentucky. He now owns and operates the High Intensity Training Center in Lexington.
Dana's mother, Nancy Pounds, is a well-known physical therapist in Lexington.
The family said Dana Pounds-Lyon is flying back with her husband's body. They are due back in the United States on Monday.
Funeral arrangements for Captain Lyon are pending.