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King, Pvt. Ford C.

Last updated on October 28, 2021

Pvt. Ford Calvin King 
Born: 1 February 1926 – Cutler, Illinois 
Parents: Chester & Dora King 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 3 brothers 
– 507 South Eighth Avenue – Maywood, Illinois 
– Emerson Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1944 
Selective Service Registration: 1 February 1944
Contact Person: Dora King – mother
– 20 June 1944 
– U.S. Marine Corps 
– 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 
– Battle of Okinawa 
– 1 April 1945 – Marines invade 
Killed in Action: 
– 4 May 1945 
– Okinawa, Japan 
– Mount Emblem Cemetery – Elmhurst, Illinois 
– South Parkway Section: 117½ Grave: 4 
Note: Headstone error – states he died in 1944. 



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