Lyle served honorably as a Navy radio man from 1942-1946. He served on several islands throughout the pacific ocean during. Towards the end of World War 2 Lyle was re-assigned to San Francisco where he was one of the 1st people in the continental United States to learn of the Japanese surrender and consequently the end of most conflict in the pacific.
At the end of the war Lyle returned home to his home town in southern Utah where he married his Sweetheart Clea Shumway and started Lyle Northern Electric. An Electric contracting business that still runs in his family today.