Albert Marshall Guyer

First Lieutenant
Army of the United States
24 August 1942 - 08 April 1967
Kansas City, Kansas
Panel 17E Line 126


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Albert Marshall Guyer

18 Feb 2001

Marshall Guyer was one of the most special people I have ever known. We were to be married when he returned from war.

I know Marshall had a child from a previous marriage and I would love to have the oportunity to tell her the beautiful things her Dad told me about her. Her hame is Gail and she can contact me at --- I look forward to our visit.

Melissa Stewart Bradley
805 Bolivar St, Denton, TX 76201

8 Apr 2004

I grew up with Marshall on Freeman Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. I had a big crush on him when I was 11-12. ;) I remember all the nights at the street corner light where all of us would gather and play the usual games until our parents called us in. The Wright brothers and Marshall were my age. Marshall was a great friend to all of us and always had a smile.

From a childhood friend,
Donna Barnes Shell
Overland Park, Kansas

24 Aug 2005

I too grew up in KCK with Marshall. I lived at 1415 New Jersey which was the next street north of Freeman Ave. We both attended Abbott Elementary and Northwest Jr. High. I moved to the county when I was a freshman and went to Washington HS while Marshall attended Wyandotte HS. Marshall was two years older than I but he was a role model for me and we spent time together until he went to college at Pittsburg State and I to Kansas State University. When I was a freshman in HS, he would drive his 1950 Ford to my home and take me in to cruise around such landmarks at that time like Zesto Drive In and Blenders, both on the State Ave cruise route. I always felt special because he didn't have to haul a younger guy around with him. I felt he was the big brother I never had being an only child.

Some of my special memories are staying all night with Marshal in his very small house, the treehouse we built with the help of his dad, and the time when his dad spray painted his house silver with airplane paint he had gotten at TWA where he worked. His mom was not real happy with the color.

Friends in the neighborhood like Danny Caspar, Chuck Johnson, and Harold Barnes all knew and looked up to Marshall because of his physical and personal strength. He was as solid as a rock and I still think of him often. I have always considered him one of my best friends growing up as a young man in Wyandotte County in the 1950's. A very special time.

He is fondly remembered. I still miss him.

Michael D. Black
20818 W. 94th Terrace, Lenexa, Ks. 66220

30 Apr 2006

I had the honor of serving with Marshall for 6 months, from June to December, 1965. The occasion of our service was that we were both attending Infantry Officers Candidate School, Fort Benning, Ga. The platoons were set up alphabetically. Since both of our last names began with the same letter we went thru the six months basically shoulder to shoulder.

There were a lot of things about him that made him unique but the two that stand out for me after all of these years were these. OCS was a physical grind, the likes of which I had never experienced before. Marshall was in the best physical condition that I had ever seen of another soldier. At the end of the day I would have done a couple of hundred pushups and could hardly move my arms. Marshall was not phased at all. It was no sweat to him.

The second thing about him that I remember was he never stopped smiling. We could be having the worst of days and when you looked at him he was smiling. It used to piss off the T.A.C. officers all of the time, especially in the evening when his smiling would get him a ton of extra pushups. Didn't phase him in the least.

I was proud to consider him my friend and would have followed him into any combat. He was truly a good soldier and a good man.

From a fellow officer,
John J. Glover

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 2/503rd Infantry, lost three men on 08 Apr 1967:
  • 1LT Albert M. Guyer, Kansas City, KS
  • PFC Felix F. Leyva-Parra-Frias, Norwalk, CA
  • PFC Robert Thompson, Sepulveda, CA

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Melissa Stewart Bradley
805 Bolivar St., Denton, Tx 76201
18 Feb 2001

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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