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Army Sgt. Jabraun S. Knox
Died May 18, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
23, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; assigned to 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; died May 18 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by indirect fire. Also killed was Army Sgt. Michael J. Knapp.
Hundreds pay respects to fallen Indiana soldier
The Associated Press
AUBURN, Ind. — Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of a northeastern Indiana soldier who was killed by enemy rocket fire in Afghanistan.
Nearly 100 members of the Indiana Patriot Guard and American Legion riders held flags that formed a walkway in front of the National Military History Center in Auburn for Tuesday’s funeral for 23-year-old Army Sgt. JaBraun Knox.
Knox, who was married with an infant son, was killed along with another soldier May 18 by enemy rocket fire.
The Journal Gazette reports classmates of the 2007 DeKalb High School graduate attended Tuesday’s services. Among them was 22-old Mitchell Miller, who was on the high school’s wrestling team with Knox.
He says he last spoke with Knox when he was home for Christmas and can’t believe he’s gone.