Sergeant L. Leighton Knox ’65 died on July 18, 2009, in Huntsville, Alabama.
He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on April 12, 1943, and prepared for college at Owego Free Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1961 to 1963, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, and earned an associate degree in applied science in engineering science from Broome Technical Community College in 1966. He served to sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with seven stars, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He is survived by a son, Richard Knox; a daughter, Trinh Durden; his mother, Mary Knox; two grandchildren; a brother, Harrison J. Knox; and two sisters, Cherylon Curenton and Heather Knox Johnston.