Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Floyd G Knighten Jr

Olla, Louisiana

August 9, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
55 Army Sgt

1087th Transportation Support Company, Army National Guard

Fort Polk, Louisiana

Iraq.  Knighten died as a result of a non-combat related cause while in a convoy from Camp Bilad heading to Camp Pennsylvania.

Floyd G. Knighten Jr. and his son served in Iraq in the same transportation company. Knighten repaired the trucks, and his son, Spc. Floyd G. Knighten III, drove them. Knighten, of Olla, La., and based at Fort Polk, died Aug. 9, most likely of heat-related causes, while traveling in a convoy in Iraq.

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