Felix DeLoach King, JrSecond Lieutenant
B CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
11 January 1942 - 06 November 1965
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Felix DeLoach King, Jr. was my "big" brother. He was married with 2 small children (Jeff, 2 and Buzz, 6 months) when he was killed on Nov. 6, 1965. He is the reason that I believe that everyone should have a big brother. He didn't mind having his little sister tag along with him. He was one of those unforgettable characters! He showed character in his approach to life.
His two boys have grown into fine men also. Felix would be so proud of them and his grandchildren. He loved those two little boys and somehow the two boys knew that.
I (and his boys) would love to hear from any who knew him. You can contact me by e-mail.
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallAmericans have come to know something about the fighting at Landing Zone X-Ray (Ia Drang Valley, 15 Nov 1965) since the book and movie We Were Soldiers Once - and Young came out. The earlier engagements between the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division and the firmly emplaced North Vietnamese Army remain almost unknown.
One such engagement took place on the west bank of the Ia Meur River on 06 Nov 1965, when two companies of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, took on the NVA. Twenty-six Americans were killed in the action, which formed a prelude to the engagements at LZ X-Ray and LZ Albany. The men were
Landing Zone X-Ray site
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 03 Sep 2006
Last updated 09/27/2014