Walter Albert Knapp
Died on July 17, 1944
His final rank as a Staff Sergeant
Following his death, he was awarded the Purple Heart
- Awarded to those killed or wounded in action
Daughter Mary Jean Houlahan entered the Marine Corps and has now been a nurse for almost 40 years.
- One grandson went to West Point and the other is currently a Top Gun Instructor.
Normandy Cemetary, located in Colleville-sur-Mer contains 9,386 soldiers who were killed during WWII. The entire cemetary is half a mile wide, and covers 172.5 acres.