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1LT Jack Llewellyn Knight

1LT Jack Llewellyn Knight

Birth
Garner, Parker County, Texas, USA
Death 2 Feb 1945 (aged 27)
Shan State, Myanmar
Burial Cool, Parker County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9772 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a 1st Lieutenant, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Mars Task Force. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near LoiKang, Burma, on February 2, 1945. His citation reads "He led his cavalry troop against heavy concentrations of enemy mortar, artillery, and small arms fire. After taking the troop's objective and while making preparations for a defense, he discovered a nest of Japanese pillboxes and foxholes to the right front. Preceding his men by at least 10 feet, he immediately led an attack Single-handedly he knocked out 2 enemy pillboxes and killed the occupants of several foxholes. While attempting to knock out a third pillbox, he was struck and blinded by an enemy grenade. Although unable to see, he rallied his platoon and continued forward in the assault on the remaining pillboxes. Before the task was completed he fell mortally wounded. 1st Lt. Knight's gallantry and intrepidity were responsible for the successful elimination of most of the Jap positions and served as an inspiration to officers and men of his troop." His Medal was posthumously awarded to him on June 6, 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Jack Llewellyn Knight (29 May 1917–2 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9772, citing Holders Chapel Cemetery, Cool, Parker County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .