King_F

 

Pvt. Ford Calvin King


Born: 1 February 1926 - Cutler, Illinois

Parents: Chester & Dora King

Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers

Home:

    - 507 South Eighth Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Emerson Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1944

Enlisted:

    - 20 June 1943

        - U.S. Marine Corps

Training: 

    - Camp Pendleton, California

        - 6th Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training Command, Fleet Marine Command

           - July 1944 - October 1944

Unit:  January 1945

    - 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division

Engagements:

    - Battle of Okinawa

        - 1 April 1945 - Marines invade

Killed in Action:

    - 4 May 1945

        - Okinawa, Japan

Buried:

    - Mount Emblem Cemetery - Elmhurst, Illinois

        - South Parkway  Section:  117   Grave:  4

Note: Headstone error - states he died in 1944.


 

 

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