Sgt. Michael J Knapp
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 2, 1983
  • Date of passing: May 18, 2012
Let the memory of Michael be with us forever

Sgt. Michael J. Knapp, 28, of Overland Park, Kan.,died May 18, in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an indirect fire. They were assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Michael and his wife, Abby, were married in October 2007 and moved to Ft. Lewis, Washington, in March 2010 after he joined Active Duty Army. They had their daughter Kinsley Payton on August 1, 2011, she was 9 weeks early weighing in at 3 lbs. 6 oz., their miracle baby. Mike could not wait to be a father and loved Miss Kinsley so much. He deployed to Asadabad, Afghanistan, November 14, 2011, with the 17th Fires Brigade. While deployed, Mike watched his daughter grow up on Skype until May 18, 2012, he was killed in action. He died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with a rocket. Michael is a man of God who will be missed dearly. We are keeping peace in knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior today. He is survived by his wife, Abby Dyan (Brassfield) Knapp, 27, of Overland Park; daughter, Kinsley Payton Knapp, 9 months; mother, Sandra Knapp of Overland Park; sister, Wendy Knapp of Overland Park; grandfather, John Knapp of Bucyrus, Kansas; and his in-laws, Tom and Marla Brassfield of Overland Park along with Abby's siblings, Amy Knapp, Clay Brassfield, and Casey Brassfield.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Uma Maheswar Nakka on 2nd December 2017

"You are great living immortal in our Hearts forever. Your family should feel proud of you, as we feel for the great service you did for the people and the nation sacrificing your life. We feel your birth anniversary as a legend living among us. You are an icon for the generations to generations. You are with us always remembered living among us in our hearts. May your Soul rest in peace in your Heavenly abode in the company of celestial beings. And always protect your family from Heaven, giving them enough strength and courage to bear your loss."

This tribute was added by Uma Maheswar Nakka on 18th May 2017

"No one can forget you who died on duty for the world peace.
May your soul rest in peace living immortal in the Hearts of your beloved family. God take care of your family and children."

This tribute was added by Uma Maheswar Nakka on 29th July 2016

"So sad, he sacrificed his life for his people and country. May his soul rest in peace and God give enough strength to his family to bear his loss and protect the family.."

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