THE LONG GREY LINE â€“ CHANGING OF THE GUARD [For Tessa]
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[Beavercreek, Oregon, March 2011]
On my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park in winter, I decided to visit my cousin, Jeff Knight, a retired army colonel. Jeff is a retired infantry officer, an airborne ranger, and a veteran of two wars. Jeff is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Jeff is a â€œramrod straightâ€ 6â€™3â€ and â€“ sixty years later â€“ he can still wear his cadet uniform. Here he is shown in his Army letter sweater. Jeff looks good for someone bearing down on his 82nd birthday. (The other Knight in the picture is a relatively â€œyouthfulâ€ 62. LOL)
The Knight Family is large, but tight knit and loyal. Jeff, the family patriarch, has turned the family leadership over to me. I am not sure what that means, but I hope I am equal to the task.
The good news is that Jeffâ€™s granddaughter, Tessa Knight, a sophomore at Boise State University, has been appointed to the United States Military Academy and will report to West Point at the end of June. The Knight Family has attended West Point for six consecutive generations. It is a long grey line.
The Knights are shown in the smaller picture, too. The range is 1861 to 1970. The two certificates at right (in the single frame, above the diplomas) are my great-grandfather's (1879) and grandfather's (1914) appointments to West Point.
Things are slow at JPG. Thanks for stopping by (and for indulging me).
Also by Richard Knight
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