KNAPPENBERGER WAR VETERANS

 

The Knappenberger Family honors its veterans by listing them and providing information related to their branch of service, time in the service, honors, rank, etc.  If you know of anyone in your family that you want to be sure is included, please contact us at jsappleton@windstream.net.

 

[American Revolution]  Seven cousins served our nation in its fight for freedom: five Knappenbergers and two Kolbs.  They all served with the Northampton County Militia from Pennsylvania.

 

[Civil War]  Sixteen men fought for the Union Army during the Civil War.  They served with the regiments from Pennsylvannia, New York, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.  One died at the Battle of Antietam and another died in the movement to break the Charleston & Savannah Railroad.  Others died shortly after the end of the war due to loss of health.

 

[World War I]  Seventeen men served and returned from service during World War I.  In addition, John W. Yohe, the son of Mary Lillian Knappenberger Yohe, fought and died during the war in Chateau-Thierry, France.

 

[World War II]   We have details for fifty one men and two women who served our nation during World War II.  Thirteen others enlisted, but we have no further information about their service.  During the war in Italy in February 1944, Alton Warren Knappenberger earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military honor.  Near Periers, Normandy, France in July 1944, Allan Francis Knappenberger was the only Knappenberger to be killed in action during the war.

 

[Korean War]  Fifteen men served during the Korean War.  They represented all branches of the military: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines.

[Vietnam War]  Eight men served and returned from the Vietnam War.  We are always seeking information about other veterans.

[Iraq & Afghanistan]  Thank you to those who have served or are currently serving in the ongoing Global War on Terror.  We have Knappenberger military "cousins" serving our nation throughout the world today.  Our thoughts are with them and their families.


[Other Service]  We salute all our men and women in uniform over the years and now in active service.