(courtesy of Larry King)
Grave marker for Larry L. King in the Fontana Cemetery
Hazleton Buchanan County Iowa.
Pvt King was a member of B Company when he jumped into
Normandy for the invasion of France. He was initially listed as
Missing In Action as of 6 June 1944 but was later fund to have been
wounded and as hospitalized in the 188th General Hospital in Cirencester,
He returned to duty and went into Nijmegen in
September 1944. He was later awarded the Bronze Star Medal for
Donald L. King, 78, died Friday
morning, May 11, 2001, in Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters, Oelwein,
after a lengthy illness. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Grace United
Methodist Church, Oelwein, by the Rev. Dave Peterson. Burial: Hazleton
Cemetery, Hazleton, with military rites. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Sunday at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, and after 10 a.m.
Monday at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline;
a son, Larry King of Gulfport, Miss.; and two sisters, Doris Beier of
Waterloo and Darlene Chado of Upland, Calif.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren.
Military rites by Ross Reid American
Legion Post No. 9, Oelwein.
(The Gazette, Cedar
Rapids-Iowa City, IA, 12 May 2001, Page 4 - Courtesy of Tedd Cocker