In an honor to remember the distinguished service and duty of Herbert Guy Sr. a World War II veteran who passed away July 8 in Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation will fly its flags at half-staff until July 14.
The order came from Nation President Ben Shelly.
Guy Sr., of Hardrock, Arizona was 90 years old.
United States Army Private First Class Guy Sr. was born May 1, 1921 and enlisted into the Army on December 24, 1942. He served as a rifleman in Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Central Europe and was directly involved with D-Day on June 6, 1944 according to a press release. Guy received the EAME (European-African-Middle Eastern) Theater Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
Guy Sr. was honorably discharged on October 13, 1945.
“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,” said Shelly. “Our deepest condolences to his wife Ella Guy and their children, our thoughts and prayers are with the Guy family.”
He 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, 2011 at Navajo Gospel Mission at 11:00 a.m. in Hardrock, Arizona.