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DONALD L. KING


(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, England.

He returned to duty and went into Nijmegen in September 1944.  He was later awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service.

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

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