Sturlyn C. King
USS West Virginia
Sturlyn C. "Mick" King, born Sept. 6, 1911, Austin, AR, and enlisted
in the USN Sept.3, 1930. After boot camp in Hampton Rhodes, VA, he
served in China for three years in the USS Bulmer and later on the USS
Peary. He was an accomplished athlete, holding the title of
lightweight Asiatic Wrestling Champion while on tour in China. After
several other ships, he was assigned to the USS West Virginia on Sept.
Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing
Sturlyn C. King passed away on March 15, 1998.
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