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 Campbell King

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Campbell King

Birth
Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 16 Oct 1953 (aged 82)
Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 53115852 View Source
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United States Army General. Born Alexander Campbell King, his early education included the Charleston High school, followed at the College of Charleston, then graduating from Harvard University. He afterwords studied law in Atlanta and by 1897 elected to enlist in the Army which he did so as a private. In 1898 he was offered a commission as a second lieutenant. He would serve in Cuba as well as the Philippine Islands during the Philippine insurrection. During World War I he served in France with the First Division taking part in the Montdidier-Noyon offensive including the capture of Cantigny, the Alsne-Marne offensive south of Soissons and the St. Mihiel offensive. He was temporarily promoted to Brigadier General in October of 1918 and was assigned to the Third Army Corps as chief of staff, serving as such during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, on the march to the Rhine after the Armistice and with the Army of Occupation in Luxembourg and Germany. After the war King reverted back to his rank of major and was sent to the General Staff College as an instructor and then to the war plans division of the general staff. In 1923 he was sent to China to command the 15th U.S. infantry at Tientsin. King was then promoted to Brigadier Genera and was sent to the Philippines to assume command of the coast defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. Later he became assistant Chief of Staff in Washington. He was made a Major General in 1932 and his last tour of duty was commandant of The Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. General King retired in 1933 and his decoration included the Officer of the Legion of Honor (French), Croix de Guerre with Palm and Silver Star (French), Commander of the Order of the Crown (Italian) and the Distinguished Service Medal.

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  • Added: 1 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 53115852
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53115852/campbell-king : accessed ), memorial page for Campbell King (30 Aug 1871–16 Oct 1953), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53115852, citing Saint John In the Wilderness Cemetery, Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .