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Michael E. King
  • St. Mary Catholic Church
    6 West 6th Street
    Sterling, IL 61081
  • Catholic Schools in Sterling, IL

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I am humbled and proud to have flown, served, laughed and played with a much better man. He stood up for his country and when he did, others wanted to stand beside him.
God Bless and Keep Colonel Mike King


Posted by: Tom O'Neill - Edmond, OK - Friend   Mar 03, 2016

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Memories of happy times will bring some smiles to help through this very difficult time for you and family.


Posted by: Pat Keigley Hyde - Roscoe,, IL - Friend   Mar 03, 2016

Mike was one of eight pilots assigned to bring the AF's AWACS aircraft on line in 1976 at Tinker AFB, OK. I was one of the 8 and was fortunate to be teamed up with Mike as Instructor Crew number 4. Unfortunately, I broke a bone and had to become the full time simulator pilot while Mike transition to the real E3A and left me way behind. Mike was a great pilot and instructor. A professional in every sense of the word.. The Air Force was a better unit because of him and we will miss him.


Posted by: John Tagnes, Colonel , USAF,Ret. - Winchester,, VA - Friend   Mar 03, 2016

A true friend. He will be missed.


Posted by: Ed Martinez - Carlsbad, CA - Classmate   Mar 03, 2016

Mike lived just a block away from me during our high school years. Our class mates would tease Mike and myself because we blushed so easily. I remember many parties at his house. We sadly say good bye to another classmate and an outstanding man.


Posted by: Sandy Buchmeier Cook - Chandler, MI - Friend   Mar 02, 2016

I WAS A CLASSMATE OF MIKE'S AND I WENT TO PROM WITH HIM MY JUNIOR YEAR.
DIDN'T SEE HIM MUCH AFTER WE GRADUATED. I WILL KEEP HIM IN MY PRAYERS.


Posted by: CAROL ROCK - Dixon, IL - Classmate   Mar 02, 2016

So sorry to hear about Mike. I have many memories of our time together in the in the high school days.


Posted by: Tom Finnegan - Friend   Mar 02, 2016