From a contemporary press report:
John Henry King, a retired Marine Colonel, died on Janaury 21, 2000 at Dewitt Army Hospital, after a week in ICU.
Colonel King was born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from B.U. with honors and had the distinction to attend the National War College. His 30-year career in the Marine Corps spands from Quadalcanal to Vietnam. He was an ace in Quadalcanal and a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. As the Commander of HMX, he was instrumental in forming the Helicopter Squadron, which escorts the Presidents of the United States.
He was married to Sunny King in Santa Barbara, CA, for 56 years. Sunny King preceded him in death by five weeks. They were college sweethearts bonded in love and marriage for 60 years.
Survivors include daughter, Betty King; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Stacy King, Peter and Tracy King; grandchildren, Kim Stinziano, Nicholas King, Jennifer Slaybaugh and Stephanie Clarey; two great-granddaughters, Shea and Morgan Clarey. The family will receive family and friends at the Demaine Springfield-Annandale Chapel, Backlick and Edsall Roads, Springfield VA on Monday, Janaury 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Chapel services and interment will be held on Tuesday, February 1, at 8:45 a.m. at the Old Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery.
KING, JOHN HENRY JR
- COL US MARINE CORPS
- WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/18/1917
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/2000
- BURIED AT: SECTION 18 SITE 30235-1
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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