Robert Shelton King, Jr

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
24 January 1950 - 09 October 1969
Como, Mississippi
Panel 17W Line 057


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Robert Shelton King, Jr

07 Aug 2008

Robert "Bubba" Shelton King, Jr. was my uncle. He was killed before I was even born. I don't know too much about him. It has always been hard for my father and the family to talk about him. I do know that he was a jokester.

If anyone could provide me with any information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you, Uncle Bubba!

From his niece,
Amy Brook King Hill
200 Moore Avenue Apt 9-h, Senatobia, Ms 38668

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 08 Oct 1969 Lima Company, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines was under the operational control of 2nd Bn, 4th Marines, assisting with security sweeps along Highway QL-9 which ran from the Dong Ha area west into Laos. As night approached 3rd Plt Lima 3/4 established a night position near the Khe Gio Bridge about 11 kilometers west-southwest of Cam Lo. An entry in the 2/4 Marines' Command Chronology for Oct 69 describes what occurred shortly after midnight:

The eight men killed were

  • H&S Co, 2/4
    • LCpl Robert S. King, Como, MS (with Lima 3/4)

  • 3rd Plt, Lima 3/4
    • LCpl Michael L. Holtz, Redding, CA
    • Pfc Terry W. Booker, Evansville, IN
    • Pfc Jimmie D. Cox, St Augustine, FL
    • Pfc Benny R. Dupree, Summerville, GA
    • Pfc George D. Howard, Pascagoula, MS
    • Pfc James C. Shields, Kiowa, OK
    • Pfc Mark A. Van Beukering, Grand Haven, MI

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his niece,
Amy Brook King Hill
200 Moore Avenue Apt 9-h, Senatobia, Ms 38668

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 07 Aug 2008
Last updated 08/09/2008