Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Eugene King, 34, of (Green Rock) Colona, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Colona United Methodist Church, 1709 Cleveland Road, Colona, after which he will be laid to rest at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis. Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King was born on March 4, 1979, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of Dale King and Debra Anderson. After graduating from United Township High school in 1998, Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King enlisted into the United States Marine Corps on April 21, 1999. Since then he has served three tours overseas and multiple short-term missions. Jeremy received the following medals: two Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medals, four Marine corps Good Conduct medals, a Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal, three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, two Global Wars on Terrorism Service medals and one National Defense Service medal. He loved fishing, hunting and his best friend, Jack. Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy King will be missed by his 4-year-old son, Cash Christopher King, Hernando, Miss.; father, Dale (Kim) King, Colona; mother, Debra Anderson, Coldwater Miss.; brother, Michael (Tammie) King; nephews, Cpl. Robert Nelson Jr., Kamran King and Makoy King; nieces, Rachel Nelson, Rianna Nelson and Makenzie King, all from Colona; and his many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Ruby King and Melva (Wick) and Tressie Franks.
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.