John L. King

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/08/1944



John L. King was born in Michigan on May 7, 1916. He enlisted in the Army for service in the
Philippine Department, on September 24, 1940 at Detroit, Michigan, and was assigned to the
Infantry Branch. His home of residence was listed as Cross Village, Emmet County, Michigan.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed
as Protestant.

Private King was killed in action in Normandy, France, during 1st Battalion's
attack against the German coastal battery at Crisbecq on June 8, 1944.



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John L. King was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Michigan.


Holy Cross Cemetery
Cross Village


Grave marker for John L. King

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