Madison GI Killed in War is Honored
MADISON, WISCONSIN (September 18, 1968) - Nine months after his death in Vietnam action in February, a Madison GI has been awarded a host of medals for valor.
Army Cpl. Bruce Knox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Knox, 1862 Fisher St., received the Silver and Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbons, and Combat Infantry Badge.
The honors were presented to his parents by Col. Edward G. Pike, military science professor and head of the Army ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin.
Cpl. Knox was cited for his actions during a mission near Hue, the old Imperial capital in the northern part of South Vietnam.
While serving as a rifleman with the 12th Cavalry Division, Cpl. Knox twice moved through hostile fire, once to assist a wounded GI, the second time to administer first aid to a wounded soldier.
After returning to his position he was mortally wounded.
Note: The above was taken from a news story published in the Wisconsin State Journal on September 18, 1968. Bruce was killed on February 4, 1968.
Cpl. Bruce Knox
Dies in Vietnam
Army Cpl. Bruce Knox, 20, of 1861 Fisher St., was killed in action in Vietnam Feb. 4
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Knox were notified of his death Sunday.
He was a member of the First Calvary Division and had been in Vietnam for nine months.
A graduate of Central High School, he was a former employee of the Gisholt Machine Co. he was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his parents and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura Herron, Chicago.
Arrangements are pending at the Joyce Funeral Home, 540 W. Washington Ave.
Note: The above was taken from a news story published in the Wisconsin State Journal on March 16, 1968
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