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A Celebration of Chuck Lyda's Life
California State University-Sacramento Aquatic Center
Memorial Service - July 10, 2010

Chief PetersonAddress by
Chief Warrant Officer Brian L. Peterson

Good evening Carol, General Officers, fellow service members, family and friends of Chuck Lyda, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honor to stand before you this evening and have the opportunity to offer a few words about our fellow soldier, teammate, competitor, husband, and friend, Chuck... more

Col HermanRemarks by
Colonel Michael L. Herman

I want to thank all of you for being here this evening. The size of this crowd demonstrates not only the depth of our feelings for Chuck, but also the solidarity we all feel as a part of the Guard family. In preparing for today, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of soldiers who have served with Chuck over the years, and I also want to thank them for their assistance... more


Memorial Services
A celebration of Chuck's life was held on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California. There was an on-the-water tribute to Chuck with many forms of boats, and a water circle with a Hawaiian Waterman Ceremony. This was followed by a Military Color Guard Service with a 21-Gun Salute at the CSUS Aquatic Center. Afterwards, Chuck's friends and family gathered together at the Outrigger Room for great food, ice cream and memories. These photos were taken by John Hefti.

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