Cool in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jack Llewellyn Knight
(May 29, 1917 - February 2, 1945)
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. Touch 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 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 •
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