Friday, May 17, 2013

In Honor of a fallen soldier

I first met JaBraun when we rode the same bus in elementary school. At one point were boyfriend and girlfriend, although i believe he was quite the ladies man even at that age, lol. Then all the elementary schools around got put in the same Middle school & High school. Although i was not friends with him or in the click, JaBraun really was one of the nicest guys. He was funny and a great athlete. He was a people person and had a beautiful smile! I couldn't believe it when i heard he was killed over in Afghanistan. My hometown of Auburn, Indiana remember him in some pretty awesome ways. & today on Facebook I seen they got his headstone up. So thought I would share and post in honor of JaBraun Knox. Brave soldier!

RIP JB, you are very much missed and loved by sooo many!

Slain Auburn soldier gets new headstone

Updated: Friday, 17 May 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 17 May 2013, 1:01 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The family of slain Auburn solider JaBraun Knox recently put in a new headstone in Highland Park Cemetery.
Sergeant JaBraun Knox was killed in Afghanistan on May 18, 2012. He died as a result of enemy rocket fire.
Knox was a 2007 graduate of DeKalb High School where he played football and baseball. On the football team, Knox played both kicker and quarterback.
He was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. Knox had been to Iraq once and to Afghanistan once.
His parents Kenneth and Kelly (Macke) Knox live in Auburn, as does his wife Courtney. They married on November 9, 2009, in Fort Wayne. Knox and his wife had an infant son named Braylon.


  1. I love that they recognize him in such amazing ways. He was a great guy!!!
    RIP JaBraun

  2. It hurts my heart when I read about fallen soldiers, especially when they are so young. glad they honored him

  3. So sorry to hear about your friend! Wonderful of you to take the time to post about him