Willis Gene King

Korean War
Service #15421461
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Date of DeathJune 11 1953
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private King was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private King was a member of Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy near "The Box" near Kirin-Gol, North Korea on June 11, 1953 when a mortar shell hit his tent.