August 1997

In Memoriam: Martin R. King

Volume 80, Issue 8

Former Sgt Martin R. King died in Moreland Hills, Ohio. He was 81. He was one of the original Marines on the staff of the Parris Island, S.C., Boot newspaper during World War II.

After leaving the Corps, he joined General Electric and became the advertising manager for GE's Large Lamp Division. King persuaded the government to allow GE to provide free lighting of the cherry trees along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

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