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Guy Wallace Taylor, Sr. honored with monument in Galveston
by Lynda Guidry with photos by Robert Mihovil
Saturday, November 03, 2018

Guy Taylor statueA ceremony was held in Galveston on Friday to mark the installation of a metal statue honoring Guy Wallace Taylor, Sr. who passed away on February 7, 2017.

Taylor, a restaurant owner at the corner of 21st. and Postoffice streets in Galveston’s historic downtown, was a Korean War veteran who joined the U.S. Marine Corps right out of high school. He never forgot the gravity of the war and the deaths of his fellow Marines during combat. As a tribute of his devotion to his country and those who gave their lives for the freedoms Americans enjoy, Taylor played TAPS each evening from his balcony on that corner.

Taylor’s wife, Joan, along with family, friends, organizers and observers enjoyed perfect weather for the celebration of Taylor’s life and patriotism.  The statue is located in the 2000 block of Postoffice Street.  

Galveston photographer, Robert Mihovil, documented the event for Guidry News Service. 

Photographs appearing in this article can be purchased directly by contacting the photographer at or (409)771-5668. 

Guidry News featured Taylor several times over the years, the most recent prior to his death being April 16, 2016 in a report by Juan Pena and Garrett Bryce.  Report

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