22, of Brooklyn, Ohio; assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; killed Jan. 26 when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Rutbah, Iraq. Twenty-nine other Marines and a sailor were also killed.
Timothy Knight was looking forward to coming home from Iraq so he could meet his infant daughter for the first time. “He’s never seen the baby, never held her,” said his father-in-law, Dean Delligatti. “He was just talking to his wife saying he can’t wait to get home to see her.” Knight, 22, of Brooklyn, Ohio, was among the 31 killed Jan. 26 when a helicopter crashed in bad weather in Iraq. He was stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Knight married his high school sweetheart, Gina, in 2003, and wanted to go into law enforcement after serving in the Marines. “He was a respectful young man, just a real good kid,” said his high school principal, Gretchen Derethik. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Chloe.
Published by The Plain Dealer on Feb. 1, 2005.