Noah O. Knight Military Person

Noah o knight

Noah O. Knight (October 27, 1929 – November 24, 1951) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 23, and November 24, 1951. Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company F, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division Place and date: Near Kowang-San, Korea, November 23, and November 24, 1951 Entered service at: Jefferson, South Carolina Born: October 27, 1929, McBee, South Carolina G.O. No.: 2, January 7, 1953 Citation: Pfc. Knight, a member of Company F, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and indomitable courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. He occupied a key position in the defense perimeter when waves of enemy troops passed through their own artillery and mortar concentrations and charged the company position. Two direct hits from an enemy emplacement demolished his bunker and wounded him. Disregarding personal safety, he moved to a shallow depression for a better firing vantage.

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Date of birth
October 27th, 1929
United States of America
Date of death
November 24th, 1951 at age of 22

Military service

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United States Army


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