Captain Lyle L. Gordon was born on September 11, 1974, and graduated from Midlothian High School in 1993. He was deployed with the United States Marine Corps to Iraq in August 2004. Lyle was the Captain on a CH-53 helicopter. On January 26, 2005, Lyle was headed on a mission when his helicopter went down taking Lyle and several other soldiers.
Lyle grew up in Midlothian, Texas, and played many sports as a child and through school. Lyle is survived by his wife Kaci Renea Gordon, parent Dickey and Mary Gordon, and brother Boyd Gordon of Midlothian.