May 16, 2001 - June 4th, 2020
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Raised in La Porte, Texas,
Duty Station: Ft. Carson, Colorado - Army 92G
Matthew Keith Guyon
Matthew was our sweet boy. He grew up alongside his older brother, Nicholas, and a multitude of pets. We were a home-school family so the boys got into all sorts of mischief together! We enjoyed many adventures & the boys stayed plenty active! Volunteering was a large part of our life. Matthew was co-recipient of the rising star award with the American Red Cross. He also received multiple Volunteer Presidential Awards. Matthew was quiet unless he was around his friends, they brought out the best in him. He enjoyed cooking & made the most amazing smoked ribs! He was very creative in the kitchen and loved to make the most amazing recipes. He loved animals, loved his family, & in the months prior to his passing had fallen in love with his first girlfriend. While stationed in Colorado, Matt could generally be found in the mountains. He loved it there & I have no doubt he would have made his home up there. His daddy & I couldn't be prouder of the young man he was & the life he was creating.
A Hero’s Grace
There are those,
among our best,
who answered the nation’s call.
Who left home
and love and feathered nests
to preserve freedom for us all.
They would balk at the label “hero”
and deny the laurel crest.
But as time follows them
as it tails us all – to lay us to our rest –
we have but one last chance
to stay the cold, to raise the bugle bold.
To cast honor over all their days
and give tribute, in tradition’s mold.
That we may reflect on this hero’s grace
and glories left untold.
The Military In Lasting Tribute memorial honors military heroes who died serving our nation. The memorial is an online destination where survivors can view, remember and share tributes to their loved ones with their networks, extended survivor community and military family. It is the only Department of Defense memorial that honors service members who died during peacetime. Within these pages, family members can submit the names of the service members they would like to see honored in the memorial. To be eligible, service members must have died while serving honorably on active duty from 1985 to the present.