KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The daddy of Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss started Saturday’s memorial service by thanking group members For his or her overwhelming assist.
“Thanks all for Coming out and honor Ryan,” said Greg Knauss, Sergeant Knauss’s father. “It is humbling for us to really feel that Sort of assist.”
Army households categorical condolences For staff. Sgt. Ryan Knauss all by way of procession
So many On the memorial informed tales of who Sergeant Knauss was.
One other military member said On The podium, “Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, you have been Definitely one of the biggest soldier I had the privilege of serving with. You On A daily basis made coming to work a pleasure, and even on days when challenges abound, you On A daily basis made The military and the unit Definitely one of the biggest place on earth to be.”
He added, “your nation needed you at its most dire time in Afghanistan when People who Might not save themselves and needed Definitely one of the Greater of America’s warfighters And also you anshave beend The choice.”
Many talked about his work ethic and drive. Others who acquired here remembered Sergeant Knauss when he was simply An adolescent, enpleasureing soccer on The identical area the memorial was held on.
“My nephew, Joshua Burns, performed soccer with Staff Sgt. Knauss,” said Jody Burns. “I acquired to know him Barely bit by way of the ball recreation.”
Burns said they knew him as a prankster and Highschool baby.
“They use to play paintball collectively and Staff Sgt. Knauss would freeze the paintball itself After which They might Exit Inside The sector and play paintball.”
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Others On The podium described him as assured and a pure expertise.
“You have been a fierce good friend. You have been On A daily basis The biggest particular person for the job.”
September Eleventh is a day of remembrance for our county, he said.
“Let’s not be outlined by The occasions that convey shadows like what occurred 20 years in the past or three weeks in the past,” he added. “We now Want to Take heed to thOn The good Ryan did is being echoed out and carried on.”
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