Enlisted on October 12, 1942, in Camp Forrest, TN.
167th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division
He was killed in action on Mindanao Island, Philippines.
Buried in Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines, J, 5, 4. He also has a memorial stone at New Prospect Presbyterian Church (Part 1) in Knoxville, TN.
Parents: Audley Rhea King and Lucrettia Ella Burnette King
Siblings: Dorothy Evelyn King, Lynn Bernice King, John Blankenship King, and Burnette King