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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. Unable to deliver effective fire from his defilade position, he left his shelter, moved through heavy fire in full view of the enemy and, firing into  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Noah Knight
Date of birth
1929-10-27
Place of birth
Chesterfield County

Death

Date of death
1951-11-24

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