The following obituary for Guy V. Amburgey was printed in the New Castle, Indiana Courier Times newspaper soon after his family learned of his fate.
Amburgey Last Seen Manning Deck Gun, Officer Writes
Guy (Chuck) Amburgey MM2/c, listed as missing in action, was manning his gun on the stern of his vessel while under an air attack on April 14 when last seen, his wife, Mrs. Clemma Amburgey, 206 S. 23rd St., has been informed by the commanding officer of the ship. Mrs. Amburgey had been informed during the latter part of April that her husband was reported to be missing.
The recent communication said that Amburgey was at his station facing the enemy with courage that did himself, his ship, and his country honor. He was aboard a destroyer somewhere in the South Pacific when he was reported missing.
"His actions under fire will always stand as an example to his shipmates and his loss will be heavily felt by all hands," the commanding officer wrote. "The officers and men of my ship join me extending to you our sincere sympathy."
Before enlisting in the Navy on Sept. 1, 1942, machinistís mate Amburgey was employed at the Curtiss-Wright plant in Indianapolis. He took his boot training at Great Lakes, Ill.
He is the son of the late David Amburgey. His stepmother, Mrs. Olive Amburgey: a sister, Mrs. Delford Dickison, and two half-sisters, Viola and Alma Amburgey, reside here. A half-brother, Herman Amburgey, is serving with the Navy.