DON G KNOWLTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 127 OF THE WALL

DON GLENN KNOWLTON

WALL NAME

DON G KNOWLTON

PANEL / LINE

2E/127

DATE OF BIRTH

11/03/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/20/1965

HOME OF RECORD

MINNEAPOLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DON GLENN KNOWLTON
POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Paul Scofield

Roommate

On days like today, Memorial Day, memories come back. In 1963 I was assigned to Ft. Huachuca, Az. My roommate was Don. Over the next few months we became good friends. Later I was sent to Germany and Don went to helicopter school. In Germany I remember seeing his name listed in our military newspaper. Even though we did not keep in contact after our separation, to this day he is still a big loss to me. Since that time I have touched his name several times on the Vietnam wall. I wish only the very best for his family.

I think of you often Don,
Paul
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POSTED ON 2.21.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Donald Glenn Knowlton

The photo is Donald’s 1958 senior class picture at Minneapolis West High School. The picture was provided by Donald’s nephew, Louis Brendemuehl and his wife Kathy. Thank you Louis and Kathy!

Don, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Louis, Kathy, Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you Don for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answered the call to duty.

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Don.
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POSTED ON 1.10.2015
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Grave Site Marker

Donald is buried in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA, Plot: Section O Site 1959
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POSTED ON 11.26.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Chopper Down

Warrant Officer Donald Knowlton’s UH-1B (#64-00135) was shot down by heavy AW fire while escorting a medevac ship into Plei Me.

Crew Lost:
WO1 Ronald W. Macklin (P)
WO1 Don G. Knowlton (P)
SP5 Franklin D. Racine. (CE)
SP5 Wesley McDonial (G)
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POSTED ON 10.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Don Glenn Knowlton, 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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