Skip to comments.Troop greeter Bill Knight dies Christmas Day at the age of 91[The Way We Get By]
Posted on 01/12/2014 5:58:04 PM PST by AppyPappy
BANGOR, Maine Well-known Maine troop greeter Bill Knight died Christmas Day at the Maine Veterans Home at the age of 91.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Knight, along with Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet, was featured in the documentary The Way We Get By, produced by Gita Pullapilly and her husband, Aron Gaudet. Knight and the couple grew close during the four years they worked on the film, which premiered in 2009 to great acclaim, Pullapilly said Wednesday.
(Excerpt) Read more at bangordailynews.com ...
Watch the trailer.
it was almost 10 years before he missed a single flight, driving to and from the airport as many as eight times a day.
Every time I made the outbound flight, we'd come through the airport in the wee hours of the morning. They'd be there to hand out a small desert camouflaged bag with hygiene essentials, a hug, a handshake, and word or two of encouragement.
RIP Bill Knight. This country could use more like you for your service, dedication, enthusiasm, patriotism and life as and American citizen.
Thank you for honoring Mr Knight, Appy.
Thanks for the ping.
I probably met him 2-3 times.
Active Duty/Retiree ping.
I thought you might have, Cyber Son,
and I thought you would like to know of his passing.
He will be missed.
I watched this the other day, the story of Marcus Luttrel
Bill Knight, WW II Vet
32 year Navy Veteran, Maine Troop Greeter