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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 95 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/30/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Harold Eugene Knudsen Jr., Served with the 389th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • Rest in Peace Lieutenant

    Posted on 3/5/15 - by John O'Neal
    Gene and I went to Paradise High School and both graduated in 1959. We were pretty good friends in school and Explorer Scouts. I went to Viet Nam as an Army CIC agent in Sept 1965 and Gene followed shortly thereafter. We kept in touch by snail mail! I was due for an R&R and Gene had to take his plane out of country for routine maintenance. We decided to meet in Taipai, Taiwan. Had a great three days to cauousing.

    Gene was doing what he always wanted to do. Yes Gene is a patriot hero.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/14/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Harold Eugene Knudsen Jr, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/28/11 - by Robert Sage
    Harold is buried at United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.
  • I was there

    Posted on 1/30/09 - by David W. Helmke 389th T.F.S.
    I was serving as an F-4 crew chief on the day Lt. Knudsen went down at Phan Rang. I saw his aircraft bank shortly after takeoff and it went behind a hill and then a boom and a large cloud of black smoke rising. The pilot got out but Lt. Knudsen did not.
    We lost a good man that day.
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The Wall of Faces

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