Thomas Rex McKnight

Thomas Rex McKnight

Age: 34
Branch: USNR
Rank(s): GM(T)(CB), CCM (AA)
Unit: UDT9
Station: U.S.S. Belknap

Fallen on: 12 Jan 1945
Location: Lingayen Gulf
Campaign:  Invasion of Lingayen Gulf

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart (awarded posthumously)

Hometown: Aurora, IL

CCM McKnight was among 38 killed when a Japanese suicide plane hit the USS Belknap  (APD-34) amidships. 11 of those lost were from UDT9.