Nov 162011

David Allen Knox

Birth: Sep. 8, 1949 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: Nov. 11, 1968 Thua Thien, Vietnam.

Sgt David Allen Knox, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, NC was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that David died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. A fellow comrade says he didn’t know him personally. He was new in the company and was in his first action when he David killed. He felt it was so sad that David had made it almost his year tour then died in a small firefight. He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, “Strike”, 101st Airborne Division, and “Screaming Eagles”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Moore’s Sanctuary AME Zion Cemetery Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; “finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites” ; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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