RONALD H KNIGHT
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

RONALD HAROLD KNIGHT

WALL NAME

RONALD H KNIGHT

PANEL / LINE

17W/50

DATE OF BIRTH

03/02/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

STRAWBERRY PLAINS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD HAROLD KNIGHT
POSTED ON 1.8.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Ronald Knight, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy New Year in heaven. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Ronald Harold Knight, Served with the 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 1.15.2018
POSTED BY: Robert L. Anderson, M.D.

From Ron's copilot

My first assignment after flight school was with Ron. I flew with him for about six months, and then I volunteered to transfer to Nakhon Phanom, Thailand . . . flying the same mission, same aircraft. I learned of Ron's death and what happened; much later, I visited the Wall and found his name. With great difficulty, I might go again. His memory is deep inside me. Bob Anderson.
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POSTED ON 3.5.2016

Final Mission of 1LT Ronald H. Knight

On October 8, 1969, an EC-47P tail number 43-49100, call-sign Prong 33, was on a radio direction finding mission out of Phu Cat Air Base. After returning to base to have an inoperable navigational instrument fixed, the aircraft launched into marginal weather. Upon arrival in its operating area, the pilot in command determined that the weather conditions were unsafe and turned back toward Phu Cat. Prong 33 was given a radar-controlled approach to Phu Cat, but as the aircraft approached the airfield, the crew reported an inverter fire and loss of directional and attitude instruments. Shortly after that call, radio and radar contact with Prong 33 was lost. Bad weather hampered search and rescue operations and the wreckage was not located until four days later, on October 12, 1969. Six crewmembers died in the crash. They included radio operators SSGT Elmore L. Hall and SGGT Michael L. Stiglich from the 6994th Security Squadron; and pilot 1LT Ronald H. Knight, copilot 1LT Max E. Rosen, navigator CAPT Bradley R. Ransom, and flight engineer TSGT Sylvester W. Redman from the 361st Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron. [Taken from 6994th.com]
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POSTED ON 11.26.2013
POSTED BY: Jim McDade

We called him "Creature"

In high school (Fulton HS, Knoxville, TN, Class of '61) Ronnie danced so funny the rest of us nicknamed him "Creature." He was a great friend!

I had been home from Viet Nam 14 months when I got the news that he was lost.
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