(May 29, 1917 - February 2, 1945)Born on a farm near Garner (4 mi.N.) Jack L. Knight enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1940. Mobilized for service during World War II, his unit was posted to Southeast Asia to help open the Burma Road between India and China. During one of the last battles in that region, Knight was killed while leading an attack on a Japanese position. Four months later, he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only one awarded for the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations. In 1949 he was buried in this cemetery named for his great-grandfather.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 593183 N 3629986|
|Decimal Degrees||32.80390000, -98.00470000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 48.234', W 98° 0.282'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 48' 14.04" N, 98° 0' 16.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||817, 940, 682|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 757-763 Holders Chapel Rd, Weatherford TX 76088, US|
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