|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1914|
Harmony (Johnson County)
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1974|
He was a native of the Harmony Community,Arkansas,he was the son of the late Jesse and Tula Self McKnight,he grew up in Hartman, Mountain Top,Arkansas. and on the Mulberry River,Arkansas.
He had five brothers:Leonard,Talmadge,Lee,Robert,Jake and one sister, Lucy Black.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class,in World War II,with the 1861th Service Command Unit Infantry
He fought in these battles: NORMANDY CAMPAIGN(6 Jun 1944),
WESTERN EUROPE CAMPAIGN AND NORTHERN FRANCE CAMPAIGN.
He served as a marksman/rifleman. He fought on D-Day at the invasion of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.He captured three German prisoners.He was machine-gunned in the leg and had to spend one year in the hospital in England.
Honors & Awards: The Bronze Star,The Purple Heart,Meritorious Service Medal,Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Ribbon, European Theater Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and Victory Medal/D-Day Events WWII.
He was a coal miner earlier in his life; After he moved to Idaho in 1953 he began working as a logger (timber-faller).
He was married to Lois Guinn on April 8,1951. He had one daughter, Mary Lou(McKnight)Reinhardt. He had two grandsons: Dennis and Michael Reinhardt and one great-grandson Dmitri Reinhardt.
He also had three step-sons: Max D.Guinn,Jerry L.Guinn,
Pat S."Steve" Guinn,and one step-daughter,Melba Husak.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Jesse B McKnight (1890 - 1962)
Tula Self McKnight (1895 - 1930)
Lois Agnes Phillips Patterson (1912 - 2000)*
Dry Creek Cemetery
Plot: NE 01 11-B
Maintained by: Mary Lou
Originally Created by: Sheryl
Record added: Aug 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29213142