Charles Monroe King

Charles Monroe King

Birth
USA
Death 14 Oct 2006 (aged 48)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 16222227 · View Source
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1st Sgt. Charles M. King of Mobile, Ala., joined the Army in 1987 while working as an artist in Mobile. He also served in Iraq in 1990 and 1991 as part of Operation Desert Storm. He also served in Iraq in 1990-91 as part of Operation Desert Storm. He attended Cuyahoga Community College and received an associate of arts degree from Chamberlain Junior College in Boston. He also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a fashion illustrator in Montgomery, Ala., and as an ad illustrator for a newspaper in Mobile, Ala. before joining the Army in his late 20s. While in the Army, he became intrigued by the heroism of the 761st Tank Battalion, an all-black unit that served in World War II. His interest in the unit prompted him to create several illustrations depicting it in battle. A collection of his work was part of a Black History Month display at the Pentagon in 1998. More of his artwork is now being exhibited at military museums at Fort Lewis near Tacoma, Wash., and at Fort Knox, Ky. Charles and his wife who lives in New York, have a 6-month-old son whom he saw for the first time the month before he died. He also has a daughter. He was 48.

Army
1st Battalion,
67th Armor Regiment,
2nd Brigade,
4th Infantry Division,
Fort Hood, Texas.


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 17 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16222227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Monroe King (10 Jun 1958–14 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16222227, citing Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .