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Herbert Guy Sr
WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA - President Ben Shelly announced today that he has ordered Navajo Nation flags to be flown at half-staff from yesterday to July 14, to honor the late World War II Veteran and United States Army Private First Class Herbert Guy Sr., 90, of Hardrock, Arizona, who passed away on July 8, in Flagstaff.
"World War II Veteran and PFC Herbert Guy Sr. will be remembered by the Navajo Nation for his tour of duty and distinguished service in the United States Army and our flags will fly at half staff this week in his honor. Our deepest condolences to his wife Ella Guy and their children, our thoughts and prayers are with the Guy family," stated President Shelly.
PFC Guy Sr. was born on May 1, 1921, and enlisted in the United States Army on December 24, 1942. On January 1943, his active duty service as a rifleman started in Normandy, North France, Rhineland, and Central Europe and was directly involved with D-Day on June 6, 1944. He was awarded the EAME (European-African-Middle Eastern) Theater Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal. PFC Guy Sr. was honorably discharged on October 13, 1945.
PFC Guy Sr. is survived by his wife, Ella Guy and their children Herbert Guy Jr., Ella Mae Decker, Beulah Ruth Yazzie, Claude F. Guy, Myra James and late children Timothy and Paul Guy. His parents were Hosteen Goy and Ashzaan Goy and siblings Hosteen Goh, Clearance Goy, Dodge Goy, John Goy, Amy Goy, Imogene Benally and late siblings Goy Begay, Susan Goy, and Charlotte Lee. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at Navajo Gospel Mission at 11:00 am in Hardrock, Arizona.
posted July 12, 2011 7:00 am edt
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