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First Name: David

Last Name: King

Birthplace: Port Neches, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Beaumont, TX
Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 28 January 1922

Date of Death: 08 December 2004

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
David Walton King, Jr.

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


David Walton King, Jr.

Sergeant, U. S. Marine Corps

Silver Star

Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 21399
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal David W. King, Jr. (MCSN: 476153), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Radio Mechanic of Amphibian Tractors of Company B, Eighth Amphibian Tractor Battalion, Third Amphibious Corps, Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu, Palau Islands, 16 September 1944.
Volunteering to perform a hazardous demolition mission, Corporal King braved heavy hostile fire to accompany the demolition party to the Japanese pillboxes and caves selected as the objective. Working his way forward, he set the charge and successfully accomplished his task. His courage and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316321   Created by: drjones46




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