GARY KNIGHTON, INDIAN TRAIL, NC
After serving out his four year enlistment, Gary returned home to Miami, Florida, and took a job with a nationally known automobile finance company, and got married. He eventually gravitated to Commercial and Residential lending and retired after 45 years in the industry. He and Alice, his wife of 52+ years, raised two children and have 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Gary is retired and fills his time as occasionally consulting to different residential lenders, maintaining the 6987th Alumni Web site, searching for former friends from the 6987th, teaching Sunday School at his church, as well as doing volunteer work for various genealogists whenever they have projects in his area.