GEORGE P MCKNIGHT
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

GEORGE PARKER MCKNIGHT

WALL NAME

GEORGE P MCKNIGHT

PANEL / LINE

4E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

02/22/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU YEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/11/1965

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LEFT FOR GEORGE PARKER MCKNIGHT
POSTED ON 2.22.2024
POSTED BY: ANON

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Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.4.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain George McKnight, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. 81 years ago today, WWII began in Europe. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.7.2015

Final Mission of CAPT George P. McKnight

On December 11, 1965, a C-123B Provider (#56-4376) from the 309th Air Commando Squadron, 315th Air Commando Group, 13th Air Force, was lost while flying from Pleiku Air Base to Tuy Hoa Air Base. Involved in a Mule Train combat cargo mission originating out of Tan Son Nhut Air Base where the 309th was stationed at the time, the C-123B contacted trees on a ridge line and entered a spin, crashing 1000 feet below. The ridge line had an elevation of about 4000 feet and was probably barely visible with low ceilings between 50 and 1000 feet and rain showers. The aircraft crashed 32 km (20 miles) west of Tuy Hoa. All crew and passengers, 85 total, were killed. The U.S. crew of four, without a navigator, included pilot MAJ Robert M. Horsky, co-pilot CAPT George P. McKnight, SSGT Mercedes Perez Salinas, and SSGT Donald David Stewart. Also lost were 81 South Vietnamese paratroopers. The aircraft was found by ARVN soldiers. The crew's remains were repatriated and interred in Arlington National Cemetery in 1974. [Taken from togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 11.12.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain George Parker McKnight, 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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