1/Lt EDWARD M. KING
(Photo courtesy of "Bev902")
Grave marker for 1/Lt
Edward Melvin King in the Grove Hill Memorial Park. Dallas (Dallas
Lt. King was transferred
to Company F, 508th PIR from the 82nd Airborne Division replace unit in
Leicester, England on August 24, 1944. His principal duty was as a
The company's Morning
Report for Oct 2, 1944 reported that he had been in action on September
Reburial services for First Lt. Edward Melvin King,
paratrooper with the 82d Airborne Division, will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Weever-Holtz Funeral Chapel, 2533 McKinney.
King was killed in the invasion of Holland on September 20, 1944. He
volunteered for service with the Texas National Guard in 1940 and served
first with the 36th Division at Camp Bowie.
He graduated from officers candidate school at Fort Benning, Georgia and
was sent to England as a replacement officer.
King was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and a member of the
East Grand Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; son, Eddie King, Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Gladys I.
King; his grandmother, Mrs. Willie Foster; and two sisters, Mrs. J. W.
McLaughlin and Mrs. William C. Weldon, Jr., all of Dallas.
The Rev. H. E. Fowler will officiate at the services. Reburial will be
in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Eugene Mullenix, Eddie C. Lowry, Vernon H. Gray, Roy
Simms, Earl Arnold, Jr., and Harry McLaughlin.
[Source: Dallas News 02-03-1949]