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In Memory of
Larry H. Knight PFC
Killed at Ft. Campbell, Ky. on a live fire training exercise prior to our departure.
Also wounded that day was PFC Richard L. Gibbons, from Honey Grove, PA.
Story by Richard L. Gibbons
Larry and I (Richard) were stupidly put out on a listening post prior to the live firing exercise and then forgotten about. When the shooting started Larry, who was sitting on a log was hit immediately. He groaned loudly and fell forward and was dead. As of that moment not a shot was heard. I was lying on the ground with my elbow propped up on the log. That log was between me and the company. When Larry fell forward I knew he was hit and the exercise had started now I heard the gun fire. I dropped my elbow to the ground and crawled in front of the log to cover as much of my body as I possibly could. Praying that the log was strong enough to save me. Protecting most of my torso and leaving my some of my legs exposed which was where I got hit.
Richard in his hospital bed at Ft. Campbell, KY.
Lto R: Danny Shain, Roger Braycewski, Bob Spence, Richard Gibbons, Ernestine (Tina) Pappas
Author: Roger Bray
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