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SFC Guy Francis Abbott

SFC Guy Francis Abbott

Birth
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Death 23 Feb 1969 (aged 30)
Vietnam
Burial Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 15308945 · View Source
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S-Sgt Guy F. Abbott funeral service will be held at the Gude Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City, Thursday, March 6, at 2 PM. The Rev. Ralf Dyer will officiate. Burial will be at the Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Pall bearers and full military honors will be provided by the United States Army, Fort Riley, Kansas. Guy was killed in action Vietnam on Sunday morning, February 23, 1969 according to his sister Mrs. Dale Barrett, 816 N. 16th Street, Nebraska, City.
Information found in the Nebraska News-Press February 25, 1969 (Lincoln Historical Society, Lincoln, Nebraska-6-25-2002)

GUY ABBOTT IS KILLED IN WAR
Guy Abbott, 29, was killed in action in Vietnam, Sunday morning, according to his sister, Mrs. Dale Barrett, 816, North 16th Street, Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Mrs. Barrett said that Abbott's wife, who has been living with her parents in Hamburg, Iowa, was notified of her husband's death by an Army representative from Des Moines, Iowa, Monday.
Mrs. Abbott is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Myron Buckner of Hamburg, Iowa.
Abbott had been in Vietnam for three years, Mrs. Barrett said, and had 12 years of service in the Army.
Mrs. Barrett said further details would be available later.
Information found in The Nebraska City News-Press, Tuesday, February 25, 1969

MILITARY SERVICE SET FOR GUY ABBOTT
Military services will be held in Nebraska City, Nebraska for Staff Sergeant Guy F. Abbott, 30, who was killed in action Sunday in Vietnam. The time and date of the service will be announced later.
The funeral will be at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Ralph Dyer, officiating. Burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Nebraska. Gude Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Sergeant Abbott was born in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, January 26, 1939. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Abbott.
He married Gayle Buckner in Nebraska City, Nebraska in July 1968. She had been living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Buckner of Hamburg, Iowa, while her husband was in Viet Nam.
Sergeant Abbott living in Nebraska City, Nebraska until enlisting in the Army. He had served in the Army 11 years.
He is survived by his wife, two children, Melinda, 8, and Guy Jr., 5; three sisters, Mrs. Delbert (Lois) Barrett of Fremont, Nebraska, Mrs. Dale (Wanda) Barrett, Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Mrs. Mervin (Vernus) Rockford, of Oakland; and five brothers, Martin, Everett, and Darold of Nebraska City, Nebraska, Larry of Union, Nebraska, Tom of Eyota, Minnesota. One brother, Carl, preceded him in death.
Information found in The Nebraska City News-Press, Thursday, February 27, 1969

FUNERALS
STAFF SERGEANT GUY F. ABBOTT
Funeral services for Sergeant Guy F. Abbott, who was killed in Vietnam, will be held at the Gude Mortuary Chapel, Thursday, March 6, 1969, at 2 P.M. The Rev. Ralph Dyer will officiate. Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City.
Pallbearers and military honors will be provided by the United States Army, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Sgt. Guy F. Abbott was killed in the Vietnam War on February 23, 1969.
Information found in The Nebraska City News-Press, February 23, February 28, March 4, and March 6, 1969

S/SGT ABBOTT KILLED ON THIRD VIET TOUR
Mrs. Guy F. Abbott of Hamburg, Iowa has been informed her husband, a S/Sgt with the First Cavalry Division serving somewhere in South Viet Nam was killed in action Sunday.
The 30 year old air cavalryman, a career veteran of ten years service, was on his third assignment to the war theatre. He had been overseas this time since September 24.
Mrs. Abbott, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Buckner is expecting their first offspring later this spring. She has been living with her parents since Sgt. Abbott went overseas.
No other details of his death were known at press time. The funeral and burial will be at Nebraska City, Nebraska, but the date has not been set.
Sgt. Abbott was a decorated hero of the war, having been awarded four purple hearts for previous wounds, in addition to a bronze star with cluster, and another bronze star with valor citation. He had been awarded the Air Medal for over 30 Missions, as well as a medal from the Vietnamese government.
He is also survived by five brothers, Gene, Tommy, Darrell, and Martin, all of Nebraska City, and Larry, Union, Nebraska, Wanda Barrett, Nebraska City, and Vernice Rockford, Oakland, Nebraska.
Information found in The Nebraska City News-Press sent to me by LuAnn Bixler.
Sgt Guy Francis Abbott


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SFC CO D 5 CAV 1 CAV DIV
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  • Maintained by: Marty & Harley
  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 12 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15308945
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SFC Guy Francis Abbott (26 Jan 1939–23 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15308945, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Marty & Harley (contributor 47240226) .