Knoxville area soldier killed in Kabul attack
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – One of the 13 U.S. service members killed in the Kabul attack was from Knoxville.
Ryan Knauss was 23.
WVLT reports that he joined the Army straight out of Gibbs High School.
“Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss of Knoxville was among those servicemembers killed during yesterday’s terrorist attack at the Kabul airport. Ryan embodies American heroism — saving people he had never met before, in the face of persistent evil. We will never forget his sacrifice in service to his country. While no words could ever be enough, I join Tennesseans — and all Americans — in extending my deepest condolences to Ryan’s family. Chuck and I are praying for them during this time of unimaginable pain and loss.” — U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.)