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is honored on Panel 28E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • On your birthday

    Posted on 3/2/18 - by Isobel McKnight Anderson
    Dearest Matt, I’ve been thinking of you today , loving and missing you more than words can ever say.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/2/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Matthew Owen McKnight, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Mathew's little white Porsche 356A

    Posted on 10/3/17 - by Patrick McKnight
    Mathew stopped by our house in St. Pete on his way home several times in his little white 356. After his death, Dad drove it up from Miami and we restored it leaving it white as to not change it from the way Mathew had it. WE all drove it around St. Pete during our high school years. That little Porsche 356 made the McKnight's a Porsche family. I have a 2007 Carrera S and would gladly trade even for that little 356A with 60 hp.
  • Finally found you, Matt!

    Posted on 3/3/16 - by Jackie Carter Bailey
    I met Matt when he was at Quantico at OCS and I was a teacher in DC. He was a fun loving, big guy who loved being a Marine. We dated a few months before he was deployed to Viet Nam with great memories of going with him to the Marine Corps ball and his surprise Thanksgiving day visit to my family's home in Pa. He couldn't do enough for me which made me confused when he never answered my letters. I eventually met and married USMC Capt.Bob Bailey(deceased/Arlington Natl.Cemetery).
    Last week I visited the wall and asked the volunteer there to check out the possibility Matt would have been a casualty. I can't begin to express the gut wrenching news that he was killed by hostile fire. I only wish I'd known.
    After all these years, miss you as much as ever, Matt, but know you died a hero among your Marine brothers who you loved.
    Rest in peace, big guy..I will never forget you!
  • Body Escort

    Posted on 1/14/16 - by Ted Rathbun
    I had returned from Vietnam in September 1967. In late October I reported in to the Marine Corps Supply Headquarters in Philadelphia. I was asked by a Lt. Col. if I would be a body escort for another 1st Lt.. So on Thursday, Nov. 2, 1967 I went to the Philadelphia Airport and escorted the remains of 1st Lt. McKnight to Florida. It was an experience I shall never forget as I "ran" the guantlet of my fellow Americans.
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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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