Bentonville man escorting President-elect Kennedy

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January 19, 1961 — Army Sgt. Jerry L. Knight, son of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Knight of Bentonville, will be one of the presidential military escorts in the Inaugural Parade for President- elect John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.

The 1st Battle Group, 3rd Infantry of Fort Myer, is the unit Sgt. Knight is assigned to. This is a specially selected unit which serves regularly as the President’s personal honor guard.

The group also performs ceremonial activities at high-level functions and provides guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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