JOSEPH CEPHUS KING

Battery B 4/42 Artillery

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/01/1968

 

 

Age: 26
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Nov 28, 1941
From: NEW YORK, NY
Religion: BAPTIST
Marital Status: Married

CPL - E4 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 13B40: Cannon Crewmember
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Aug 11, 1967
Casualty was on Jun 1, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Panel 61W - Line 3

 

 

Joseph King was killed in action while on Operation Mathews, during an enemy rocket and mortar barrage
at FSB Brillo Pad, grid reference YA963885, approximately 10 kilometers southwest
of Polei Kleng airfield.

 

 

 

CPL Joseph C. King's decorations

 

Joseph is also eligible to receive the Conspicuous Service Cross
from the State of New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burial:
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Chesapeake (Chesapeake City County)
Chesapeake City
Virginia, USA
Plot: South Annex Lot 111 Grave 1

 

 

Grave marker for Joseph C. King Jr.

 

Photo by Joe Colby from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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