Sandhills MOAA - SSG Ryan Knauss Memorial Fund

Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss — a member of the Special Operations Forces assigned to Fort Bragg who served in the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, died from injuries suffered in the attack Thursday near the Abbey Gate entrance to Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Ryan and his wife, Alena, resided in the local community. The MOD Shop in Southern Pines, where Alena works, is also collecting donations on behalf of the family.

100% of each donation goes directly to the family to use at their discretion.

For local coverage of SSG Ryan Knauss, visit

Donations can be made online by clicking the donation button.




Or mailed to Sandhills Chapter of MOAA, PO Box 4205, Pinehurst, NC 28370.

Please make checks out to Sandhills Chapter of MOAA and place "SSG Ryan Knauss" on the "For" line of your check.