IDAHO STATESMAN — He fought in Afghanistan. Now this Idaho veteran fights to get all U.S. troops home.
Of the hundreds of phone calls he makes a day, starting at 6 a.m. and running through dinnertime, Dan McKnight estimates that maybe one-third of those actually result in a conversation.
But he’s willing to talk to anyone who will listen.
McKnight, 43, of Meridian, served in the Marines, the Army and the Idaho Army National Guard for a total of 13 years, joining the Marine Corps at just 19 years old. The Boise native spent more than a year overseas in Afghanistan while in the Army, from December 2005 to February 2007.