Robert Knight

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  • "Dru and family, We were saddened to learn of Bob's..."
  • "Chief, you were one of the heroes in my life, and an..."
    - Rick Hunter
  • "Bob- You were the T-Bird Chief when I got to Soc Trang in..."
    - Ron Walden
  • "Sue and I will long remember the "can do" spirit and..."
    - George Malone
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Robert 'Bob' Knight
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Robert 'Bob' Knight went to his heavenly home while being held in the arms of his loving wife, Dru and devoted son, Ron on Aug. 28, 2013.
He is also survived by his other sons, Wally and Steve, daughter, Gina; granddaughter, Kristy; and sisters, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Letarte and Betty Bragdon.
Bob was born on March 4, 1939, in Westbrook, to Forrest and Annie Knight, and was the stepson to Sonny McClure.
Bob's life was spent in the Army where he was a fearless leader, a devoted friend, and a combat decorated hero. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and three Purple Hearts, he had too many other awards to list.
His exploits as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam are legendary. Bob served as National Commander for the Legion of Valor 2006- 2007.
He volunteered as a police officer for the Melbourne Police and also for the States Attorney's office, helping first offender youth's.
Burial, with full military honors, will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne, 321-724-2222. Sign the family guestbook at www.afcfcare.com.
If considering tributes to his memory, he would appreciate remembering the Wounded
Warrior Project.
Robert 'Bob' Knight

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Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1001 S Hickory St
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 724-2222
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Sept. 4, 2013
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