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James Simmerman King

Boiler Maker, First Class, Navy

Born: October 23, 1920
Hometown: Wythe County
Entered: March 11, 1940
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 1, 1944
Died In: Leyte, Philippine Islands

Boiler Maker First Class King was killed when the ship he was serving aboard, the USS Anderson DD-411, was hit by a kamikaze in Cabalian Bay, Leyte, Philippines.

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