EDWARD W KNAPPER
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HONORED ON PANEL 44W, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

EDWARD WILLIAM KNAPPER

WALL NAME

EDWARD W KNAPPER

PANEL / LINE

44W/10

DATE OF BIRTH

03/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ELDRIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Scott County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD WILLIAM KNAPPER
POSTED ON 2.10.2001

An Important moment in my life

I remember Ed as the very first person killed in Vietnam that I knew. I had just graduated from high school and met him and many of his friends at the Col Ballroom for Sunday night dances. His passing was actually the first time I realized just how serious the "war" was. I am 50 years old now, but I will never forget hearing about his fate. I think it influenced my life in ways that I never knew. I paid more attention to what was going on in the world and, to be truthful, I feel like I "grew up" a little on that day.
It is a bittersweet memory and God Bless all the families who suffered casualties. I came to learn and know of many others who had perished, but I will always remember Ed.
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