In Memory of SSG (E6) Guy G. Shannon Jr. ....... 2nd Platoon

 

Guy Shannon, SSG (E6)......KIA March 31, 1971  Quang Tri, RVN Cause:   Hostile Action, Explosive Device (IED)                                                            Born: 1950  in Sacramento, CA                                                                         Survived By: Sister, Gloria Sue Seeley, Nepthew, Brian Seely                                   Vietnam Memorial Wall Coordinates: 04W 097

A Currahee Brother killed in action (KIA). Guy G. Shannon Jr. was a friendly energetic person that liked to be in the thick of things and he was good at his job.  He was planning to be a career NCO in the Army. Guy was on a duty station in Korea and became a volunteer for duty in Vietnam.   He and Dave Weindorf hooked up at Ft. Lewis, Washington and they traveled together to South Vietnam.  Both Guy and Dave joined Charlie Company in November 1970.  Guy really enjoyed the since of brotherhood at Charlie Co. and being out in the field patrolling or just sitting around with the guys playing cards while we waited for mission directives.

"Thank you brother for a job well done".  Until we meet again my friend ..... "Currahee"......"Stands Alone"

Guy Shannon

     

Guy Shannon

 

Wall Etching courtesy of Kaitlin Cummings, Spring TX

Guy Shannon is on the left, "SG" (Jeff) Hudson Center, and "Chris" (Roland) Christiansen Right   January, 1971

RVN Zippo

 

Memorial of SSG (E6) Guy G. Shannon Jr. in Branson Mo. 11/10/2019

On a wonderful sunny Sunday morning at 10:00 we met at College of the Ozarks Vietnam Memorial for the memorial service where 32 men of Charlie Company who showed up to take part in the Memorial for Guy Shannon Jr.  Guy's sister Sue (Gloria Sue) Seely, his nephew Brian and wife Helen had come to the reunion to remember their loved one. We were joined by a group of the Patriot Guard Riders, the Missouri's Honors provided active duty personnel presenting the American Flag to the Family, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 Honor Guard came to provide the "Rifle Salute" and "Taps" bugler, along with many others and the Local Media in attendance.  A reflectful and moving memorial service for all. It was a very beautiful warm 65 degrees at the start of the service and 72 by the time we ended.

Local Channel 10 News Clip: https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/national-veterans-group-holds-memorial-for-local-fallen-soldier/

Famliy Supplied Photos. . .

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