Harold K. Knight
Korean War KIA / MIA Veteran
24 October 2020
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of Private First Class Harold K. Knight, U.S. Army, to stand in silent honor for the visitation then escort for the interment.
In November of 1950, Harold was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team. For several days, his unit was engaged in intense fighting with the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces at Sinhung-ri, near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. The RCT endured repeated attacks before withdrawing on the 1st of December 1950. When the unit leaders conducted a muster of returning personnel, sadly Harold was not among the group. Witness accounts stated that Knight was killed in action on the 25th of November 1950. Harold’s remains could not be recovered.
On the 27th of July 2018, following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in June of 2018, North Korea turned over 55 boxes, purported to contain the remains of American service members killed during the Korean War. The remains arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii on the 1st of August 2018, and were subsequently accessed into the DPAA laboratory for identification.
To identify Knight’s remains, scientists from DPAA used anthropological analysis, as well as circumstantial and material evidence. Additionally, scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial DNA and autosomal DNA analysis.
The DPAA announced that Private First Class Harold K. Knight, 20, of Erie, Pennsylvania, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for on the 3rd of September 2019.
Harold served our country with honor, it’s now our turn to honor him.
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Staging: 9:15 AM
Burton Quinn-Scott Cremation & Funeral Services
602 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502
Briefing: 9:30 AM
Flag Line: 9:45 AM
Visitation at 10:00 AM
Following the visitation KSU, escorting for interment: 11:00 AM
369 Heckathorn Church Rd, Seneca, PA 16346
Upon arrival of the cemetery, Flag Line set
Interment at 1:00 PM
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
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RCIC: Ken Tenny
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