Sunday, August 14, 2011

Janelle F. King, Army, Private -- Rest In Peace

Janelle F. King, 23

Army, Private
Based: Ft. Polk, La.
115th Combat Support Hospital
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: August 14, 2008
Baghdad, Iraq
Gender: Female
Hometown: Merced
High School: Rancocas Valley Regional High School (Mount Holly NJ)
Burial: Ft. Sill Post Cemetery, Lawton, Okla.

King was serving her first tour of duty after joining the Army in May 2007. She was assigned to the 115th Combat Support Hospital in December, and her unit was deployed to Iraq in May.
The eldest daughter of an Air Force official, King was born in Altus, Okla., and lived in California, Panama and Hawaii before graduating from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mt. Holly, N.J., in 2003.
King took to the constant relocation like a "chameleon," making friends easily and getting along with people of vastly different backgrounds, said her father, Brian King, 47, of Severn, Md.
He said his daughter loved being an older stepsister to Alexandra King, 7, and Brian King, 5. "Whenever she came home, she'd tell us, 'Please go out so we can have fun,' " he said. "They would joke around, play, pull out board games -- Chutes and Ladders, Candyland -- and just enjoy each other's company."
Brian King last spoke to his daughter by phone Aug. 13 from the post office where he was preparing to send her a care package. The next day, he got the message that she had died

Baby Girl,
I still remember all the times in the bay me n you would laugh n talk. I miss the crazy things you used to do and the way everyone would get so mad at you when you would come in and be loud and how I would take you back to your bunk and try to bribe you into going to sleep and then we would just laugh. I still can't believe you're gone. You will forever stay in my heart and mind. I Love You!

— Spc. Guerrero
September 18, 2009 at 5:53 a.m.
Visit Army Private Janelle F. King's Guest Book here and read more about Janelle F. King here and here.

Army Private Janelle F. King was previously remembered at Boom3 on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

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