ELI W KNIGHTON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

ELI WHITNEY KNIGHTON JR

WALL NAME

ELI W KNIGHTON JR

PANEL / LINE

20W/40

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MINNEOLA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELI WHITNEY KNIGHTON JR
POSTED ON 12.20.2014

Friendship

I remember Eli. He was my best friend.
To this day I think of him.
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POSTED ON 1.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Eli Whitney Knighton 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
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POSTED ON 12.16.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Eli is buried at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Polk County, FL.

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POSTED ON 5.18.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 12.15.2004
POSTED BY: Mrs. Henry West, III (Joan)

Always Ours

Eli, you are remembered in our hearts and home. Wish you were here for dinner once again. You are missed.
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