World War II veteran Howard Knox has died

Dec. 5, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It’s with a heavy heart we relay the news of the death of World War II veteran Howard Knox.

Knox and his trusty bugle were a familiar sight across Washington County. Knox was part of River City Irregulars. When he wasn’t playing in the band he was holding high the military signs to salute those who had been in service.

River City Irregulars Howie Knox

Most recently Knox addressed students during a Veterans Day Assembly at Addison Elementary.

Knox was the first Cub Scout in the state of Wisconsin and he received a bugle when he was 10 years old. “The bugle was given to me by the scout master and he used it during World War I,” he said.

Knox was attending the University of Wisconsin when he joined the U.S. Navy.

Howard Knox blowing TAPS at Addison Elementary




Funeral details will be posted when information is available.

Howard Knox died Tuesday morning, Dec. 4.  He was 99 years old.









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