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John Henry King
Colonel, United States Marine Corps
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From a contemporary press report:

John Henry King, a retired Marine Colonel, died on Janaury 21, 2000 at Dewitt Army Hospital, after a week in ICU. 

Colonel King was born and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts. He graduated from B.U. with honors and had the distinction to attend the National War College. His 30-year career in the Marine Corps spands from Quadalcanal to Vietnam. He was an ace in Quadalcanal and a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. As the Commander of HMX, he was instrumental in forming the Helicopter Squadron, which escorts the Presidents of the United States. 

He was married to Sunny King in Santa Barbara, CA, for 56 years. Sunny King preceded him in death by five weeks. They were college sweethearts bonded in love and marriage for 60 years. 

Survivors include daughter, Betty King; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Stacy King, Peter and Tracy King; grandchildren, Kim Stinziano, Nicholas King, Jennifer Slaybaugh and Stephanie Clarey; two great-granddaughters, Shea and Morgan Clarey. The family will receive family and friends at the Demaine Springfield-Annandale Chapel, Backlick and Edsall Roads, Springfield VA on Monday, Janaury 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Chapel services and interment will be held on Tuesday, February 1, at 8:45 a.m. at the Old Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery.


KING, JOHN HENRY JR
COL   US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/18/1917
DATE OF DEATH: 01/21/2000
BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 30235-1
Posted: 16 July 2000  Updated: 1 December 2004 Updated: 6 January 2007