Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, Jr.

55, of Olla, Louisiana.
Knighten died in Iraq as a result of a non-combat related cause while in a convoy from Camp Bilad heading to Camp Pennsylvania. Knighten was assigned to the 1087th Transportation Support Company, Army National Guard, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Died on August 9, 2003.

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"Sgt. Knighten,
Sir, on today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF but also for your service with the USN during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm with the LAARNG. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas"

""To the family of Floyd G Knighten ,I am so sorry for the loss of your love one.He died a hero.May you know the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Hopefully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need someone to pray with you or talk to please call or write my pastor at Gateway Community Church,Rev John B Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington Ga. 30016 phone 770-787-1015""

"July 3, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Floyd G. Knighten, Jr.:
Floyd gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To all of the ones who have left messages for my father. Thank you. Thank you so very much. God Bless you all.

SPC Floyd G. Knighten, III"
Floyd Knighten, III of Monroe, Louisiana

"In Loving Memory..Its been a year..8/9/04

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier!!! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family of Lakeland, TN

"One year, seems a lifetime, and but a moment. We're thinking of you, Floyd, and your family. Rest in Peace, Soldier!!"
Widow of OIF of USA

"To Floyd's famliy: Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I read your Floyd's name at a rememberance vigil in Denver...you are in my prayers."
Oren Briese of Castle Rock, Colorado

"Sergeant Knighten, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Floyd, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"To my distant relatives, my deepest regrets. You are all in my prayers and thoughts daily.
Love, Stormy Knighten"
Stormy Knighten of Mobile, AL

"Floyd three times in his life crossed the ocean on our behalf. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Floyd was assigned to small patrol boat operations in Vietnam. He served in the Louisiana National Guard during the first Gulf War taking part in Operation Desert Storm.Then his final service in the Invasion of Iraq. Floyd was quiet man and a good and decent guy. He loved to laugh and he loved to eat. He was good natured and could get along with anyone. He could have easily gotten competely away from the military after Vietnam or the first Gulf War. Instead three times America called on Floyd and three times Floyd answered the call and stood through for us all. Floyd was a family man and he is an American hero. I am proud to have worked with and known this humble citizen soldier."
Henry Stringer Jr. of Jena, La

"Thank you Floyd Knighten, Jr., you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the Family you are in my prayers...May God bless you. I do want to say it was a honor to have him in our military Thanks for serving our country"
Stacey (Proud Army Wife) of Zephyrhills,Florida

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Floyd Knighten, Jr.:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Floyd for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Floyd Knighten, Jr.:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Floyd, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on