|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1945|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1968|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
"Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose."
He was the son of Narcisse "Nelson" and Blanche (Normand) Guay. Brother of Oscar, Joan, Jean, Rachel and Aline.
His death ocurred during Operation Mameluke Thrust about 13 km N-NW of Dai Loc. Some documents show as a result of friendly fire and others show hostile fire, and yet others that the event was still under investigation.
A Note from The Virtual Wall
From the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, Command Chronology for June 1968:
02 June 1968:
At 0700H, Company M suffered 8 USMC KIA's from friendly fire close air support. An investigation is in progress. Results were 8 USMC KIA and 5 USMC WIA.
Although the Command Chronology twice states that eight men were killed, only seven deaths in the casualty database can be associated with the incident:
LCpl Harry J. Beadle, Philadelphia, PA
LCpl Herve J. Guay, Biddeford, ME
LCpl James M. Hoffman, Rolling Fork, MS
LCpl Michael P. Minehan, Marlboro, MA
LCpl James H. Presley, Ashburn, GA
Pfc Billy J. Lackey, Dayton, OH
Pfc Rickie Luker, Portland, OR
This link to National Archives to Herve's combat casualty record: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=197&mtch=1&cat=WR28&tf=F&q=herve+guay&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=49870
Joseph Narcisse Guay (1909 - 1987)
Marie Blanche Normand Guay (1914 - 1995)
Herve Joseph Guay
Cpl Co M 26 Mar 3 Mar Div
August 27 1945 June 2 1968
Note: Large family stone "Guay" with several smaller flat markers for family members.
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Plot: Sec-KENN Row-10 Lot-23 Grv-3
Created by: Moberry
Record added: May 31, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27232749