My first encounter with King was on the football field at Quantico when Penn State, scrimmaged the Quantico football team. I and my PSU teammates still to this day remember King running for 3 touchdowns against us. He was a one man wrecking crew. When King and I spoke on the phone recently, I reminded him of that day. He was so modest that instead of saying something positive about himself, he said Penn State had only practiced a week and wasn't really in good condition yet. This was so typical of him.
I next saw King at the Missile Bowl when I was playing for Quantico and he was coaching and playing for MCRD San Diego. They had a great team, but ours was just a little bit better that day.
Shortly thereafter Colonel McMullen on one of the luckiest days of my life, called King and asked him if he could use another running back. Fortunately he said yes. (Except for a short stint in New York city, I've been in California ever since.) Playing for King the following year was great as he led us to a 10-1 record.
Over the past 12 years King and I stayed in contact. He always called to wish me Happy Birthday on November 10th. It made my day. I will really miss that call.
I have to say that King was a very special individual and the most respected person of anyone I've ever known.
As he always said, upward and onward
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