Former Starr’s Mill coach honored for service in Afghanistan

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Captain Guy Serapion was joined by his family on Oct. 18 as he was recognized by local veterans organizations at the Veterans Memorial in Peachtree City. Pictured, from left, are brother Chad, mom Barbara, dad Ben, Guy and wife Nicole. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Captain Guy Serapion was joined by his family on Oct. 18 as he was recognized by local veterans organizations at the Veterans Memorial in Peachtree City. Pictured, from left, are brother Chad, mom Barbara, dad Ben, Guy and wife Nicole. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Former Peachtree City resident Captain Guy Serapion was honored by local veterans groups on Oct. 18 at a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at City Hall in Peachtree City. Serapion was joined by his family at the ceremony.

Serapion, a resident of Senoia, and formerly of Peachtree City, served as Company Commander of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 121st Infantry. A member of the Georgia National Guard, his unit was deployed to Afghanistan and has recently returned home, said American Legion Post 105 Commander Bill Kempf.

Kempf said both the American Legion Post 105 and the VFW Post 9949 supported his Company with “comfort items” while deployed.

“Captain Serapion emailed us many times over thanking us for sending those items and expressing how much his troops appreciated them,” Kempf said.

“He is planning to immediately deploy again, but this time to the Mexican border to assist in stemming illegal immigration in Texas,” Kempf said. “His orders require him to report this coming Monday.”

Prior to joining the Georgia National Guard, Captain Serapion was a Track and Field Coach at Starr’s Mill High School, and a 5th grade teacher for more than 10 years at Huddleston Elementary School, Kempf noted.