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Milam County, Texas

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Milam County, Texas: List of Honor --
Individuals Who Have Given Their Lives in the
Defense of Their Country from World War I through Vietnam

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Tom King [1]

Sergeant, U.S. Army, Korean War


Service No.: 38137656

Born: 8 Apr 1920

Died: 22 Aug 1951, near Ui-jongbu, South Korea [2]

Age at time of loss: 31 years, 4 months, 14 days

Home of Record: Cameron, Texas

Race: Negro

Marital Status: Married



Religion: Methodist

Prior Service: Veteran, U.S. Army, World War II

Physical Description: Height-6'1", Weight-170 lbs., Eyes-brown, Hair-black

Entered Service: 23 Apr 1942

Overseas Duty: Feb 1951

Ship/Unit: Battery B, 58th Armored FA Battalion

Awards: APO, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbons

Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died

Cause of Death: body crushed and fractured jaw, due to injuries received in truck accident

Casualty Location: near Ui-jongbu, South Korea

Soundex Code: K-520


Parents: _________________ and Pansy Elmore at Gilmer, Texas



Paternal Grandparents:

Maternal Grandparents:

Wife: Myrtle Wesley King, Cameron, Milam Co., TX


Burial: 1000 hours, 25 Aug 1951, United Nations Military Cemetery, Tanggok, South Korea (Plot VV, Row 12, Grave 6319) with Captain Clarence H. Lund, Chaplain presiding

Disinterred: Date not found

Re-Burial: abt. 16 Dec 1951, Cameron Rest Cemetery, Cameron, Milam Co., TX [3]

Military Escort: Sergeant Booker F. Willis

Arrangements: Dorsey Funeral Home, Cameron, Texas

Milam County War Memorial:

Note: Name not in Korean War Database since he is lists as a non-hostile death

Anthropological Report [4]

These are the remains of a man of average height and well developed muscularity. The skull is medium in size and broad oval in shape, with a rounded equal contour. The forehead is of medium height and presents a slight sloping profile. The eyes are rectangular. The nose is wide. The lower jaw is average in size, of broad width and heavy structure, forming a square, slightly receding chin. Evidence of injuries of chin. Decomposition precludes further comment.


[1] Individual Deceased Personnel 293 File, U.S. Army Total Personnel Command Center, Alexandria, VA

[2] Milam Co., TX Death Certificate, none found

[3] Holman, p. 15.

[4] Quarter Master Corps Form 1044b, dated 16 Oct 1951.

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