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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.