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is honored on Panel 6W, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thinking of you

    Posted on 10/7/15 - by Carol Stenberg Herdegen
    Dear Tom you were my first love and I will never forget our times together. I visit you often when I make it to the cities. Just to remember our time together. . Thank you for you service. It still breaks my heat that you did not come back to me like you promised.
  • We Served Together, A Day I will Never Forget

    Posted on 6/11/15 - by Clayton O Maggard Vietnam Vet
    Thomas A Knopik, this was a day I will never forget. I was a gunner on a helicopter and we saw your helicopter go down and I requested we land to help. Unfortunately it was too late, I was the soldier that pulled you from the wreckage on Nov. 18, 1970. I have been looking for your and Benton L. Miller's family since the day it happened. I would love to speak to your family and provide some type of closure. I am unclear as to who was the pilot and who was the co-pilot. The co-pilot actually took his last breath in my arms.. I will never forget that day.

    Rest in Peace Brother.. You will NEVER be forgotten.

    I would encourage any family members to contact me directly
    Clayton O Maggard
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/29/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear WO Thomas Allison Knopik, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Photo remembrance of Thomas Allison Knopik

    Posted on 6/15/13 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

    Photo was provided by Tom's brother, Tim Knopik, from Excelsior, Minnesota.

  • Photo remembrance of Thomas Allison Knopik

    Posted on 6/15/13 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN

    Photo was provided by Tim Knopik, Tom’s brother, from Excelsior, Minnesota.

    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Tom.

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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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