More detail on this person: Ralph Roger Guynn, 62, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Peru, died in his home Dec. 7, 2001. Services were Tuesday in Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church in Dallas followed by burial at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery will full military honors. Major Guynn was born Aug. 26, 1939, in Peru. He got married Nov. 7, 1964, in Iowa. He graduated from Southern Methodist University second in his class in 1975. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1983 after 22 years as an officer. He was highly decorated for bravery during two tours of duty in Vietnam, having flown many combat missions as a helicopter pilot. Among his citations for bravery under fire, he received the DFCW/Cluster for Valor and Vietnam's highest combat award for bravery. He was a Junior ROTC instructor at North Mesquite High School for several years then became director of the JROTC program in Mesquite, Texas. Under his direction, the program became one of the most recognized in the United States. He directed the program until December 2000, when he was diagnosed with terminal illness. He was a past president of the Mesquite Lions Club, a Freemason, a member of the Daedaleans, MOWW, AMVETS and VFW. Survivors include his wife, Connie; one son, Shellie (Joe) of Plano, Texas; two sons, Tracy of Houston and Frank (Kim) of Plano, Texas; eight grandchildren; one brother, Harold of Standard; one niece; one nephew; one uncle and one aunt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary; and one nephew. Memorials may be directed to the MISD-JROTC Scholarship Fund c/o LTC James Blunk at 3633 Executive Blvd., Mesquite, TX 75149.
Burial information: Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX
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