“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cool in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Jack Llewellyn Knight

(May 29, 1917 - February 2, 1945)

Jack Llewellyn Knight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2003
1. Jack Llewellyn Knight Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2699.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 32° 48.234′ N, 98° 0.282′ W. Marker is in Cool, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is on Holders Chapel Road 0.7 miles north of Mineral Wells Highway (U.S. 180), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located near the entrance of the Holders Chapel Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Weatherford TX 76088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Jack Llewellyn Knight gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2003
2. Jack Llewellyn Knight gravesite
Jack L Knight is buried in Holders Chapel Cemetery. The above photo is of a government marker. His grave GPS Coordinates are N32.8036 W98.0049.
. August 17, 1945 B-29 Crash (approx. 11.9 miles away); Grace First Presbyterian Church (approx. 11.9 miles away).
Regarding Jack Llewellyn Knight. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Mars Task Force. Place and date: Near LoiKang, Burma, 2 February 1945. Entered service at: Weatherford, Tex. Birth: Garner, Tex. G.O. No.: 44, 6 June 1945. Citation: He led his cavalry troop against heavy concentrations of enemy mortar, artillery, and small arms fire. After taking the troop's objective and while making preparations for a defense, he discovered a nest of Japanese pillboxes and foxholes to the right front. Preceding his men by at least 10 feet, he immediately led an attack Single-handedly he knocked out 2 enemy pillboxes and killed the occupants of several foxholes. While attempting to knock out a third pillbox, he was struck and blinded by an enemy grenade. Although unable to see, he rallied his platoon and continued forward in the assault on the remaining pillboxes. Before the task was completed he fell mortally wounded. 1st Lt. Knight's gallantry and intrepidity were responsible for the successful elimination of most of the Jap positions and served as an inspiration to officers and men of his troop
Categories. War, World II
Jack L. Knight's private marker. image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 25, 2003
3. Jack L. Knight's private marker.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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