Neil Lyon King

Neil L. King was born in Greeley, Colorado on September 1, 1910. Enlisted in U. S. Army Air Force on February 11, 1942 at Lowry Field in Denver. Graduated from Officer Candidate School in Miami, Florida in October 1942. Assigned to Strother Army Air Field in Winfield, Kansas from November 1942 until February 1943. In March 1943, assigned to the 93rd College Training Detachment (Air Crew) at Black Hills Teachers College in Spearfish, South Dakota as Adjutant and Personnel Officer. Assumed command of the 93rd in March 1944. In June 1944, assigned to the 3031st AAF at Mather Field in Sacramento, California as Public Relations Officer. In March 1945, assigned to the 1559th AAF (Air Transport Command) at Tacloban, Philippines as Personnel Services Officer. In August 1945, assigned to the 1550th AAF (Air Transport Command) at Manila, Philippines. Temporary duty assignments at Biak; Morotai; Halmahera; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Canton, China; Okinawa; Saipan; Guam; Tokyo, Japan and Hickam Field, Hawaii. Returned to the United States aboard the U.S.S. Gosper (APA-170) in January 1946 and discharged from active duty on April 22, 1946 at the rank of Captain. Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service from March to August 1945 in Leyte, Philippines. He served as a Reserve Officer and was officially discharged on May 20, 1955. Neil passed away in Denver, Colorado on November 22, 1983.

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