C CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
From Scottdale, Georgia
04 July 1946 - 16 February 1967
I never knew you
but my mother Bobby Sue does.
She loves and misses you
and I regret never knowing you,
but I know you died for our country
with great honors.
"His platoon was deployed in a night ambush when the position was suddenly subjected to an intense and accurate grenade attack, and 1 foxhole was hit immediately. Responding without hesitation to the calls for help from the wounded men Pfc. Monroe moved forward through heavy small-arms fire to the foxhole but found that all of the men had expired. He turned immediately and crawled back through the deadly hail of fire toward other calls for aid. He moved to the platoon sergeant's position where he found the radio operator bleeding profusely from fragmentation and bullet wounds. Ignoring the continuing enemy attack, Pfc. Monroe began treating the wounded man when he saw a live grenade fall directly in front of the position. He shouted a warning to all those nearby, pushed the wounded radio operator and the platoon sergeant to one side, and lunged forward to smother the grenade's blast with his body."
The database page for Troy Lee Knight
20 Nov 2004
Last updated 11/20/2004