CPT Sean Lyerly

CPT Sean Lyerly

Sean was born in Lafayette, LA and grew up in Houston, TX, where he attended Episcopal High School for three years. He moved to Brazil for a short time then returned to Houston where he graduated from Stratford High School.

He went on to attend Texas A&M University and interned at Disney's Epcot Center, where he met the love of his life, Csilla. Sean graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Horticulture and a minor in Landscape Architecture and moved to the Austin area. He and Csilla were married in Sedona, AZ on April 27, 2002.

As an officer in the National Guard, Sean attended Chemical Officer Basic Course in 2003, in Saint Robert, MO and flight school in 2004-2005 at Fort Rucker, AL, where he excelled as a pilot. Sean's natural instinct for flying was put to use as he volunteered to fly support missions in Texas and Louisiana in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He loved flying and he had a greater love for helping those in need.

Sean lived life to the fullest each day. He took nothing for granted and always found something to smile about. Sean loved to garden and landscape. He had a niche for growing things, especially exotic plants that he was told could not grow here. He grew a chinese silk floss plant once, it has thrived and bloomed a few times. Those are extremely hard to grow. He also managed to grow a patch of lawn in the desert, in Iraq, in fort of his barracks. He loved the outdoors. He was also trying to become proficient at fly fishing. His love of flying was echoed in the joy he found riding his beloved Hayabusa motorcycle. He also tremendously enjoyed visiting with close friends and family ... just simply having a good time, and a Shiner once in a while.

Perhaps his greatest love the love he held for his family. His wife, Csilla, was his best friend and soul mate. He delighted in taking time to teach their three year old son, Zackary, about everything! He loved the life he lived, his family, his friends and the beloved Pooh Cat.

Sean was an amazing husband and a devoted father of their son. The loss of Sean has brought deep sorrow to his family and his family of friends.