Hometown: Sharpe, KY (High)
Position: G Playing Height: 6-3 Playing Weight: 180
Date of Birth: September 30, 1919
Date of Death: February 24, 1944
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Baseball]
1940-41: All-SEC [Second Team]; All-SEC Tournament
1941-42: All-SEC [Second Team]; All-SEC Tournament
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Biography - "K" Men Who Died In World War II, Kentucky Game Program (December 9, 1950)
KING, 2nd Lt. James Libern, 24, Agr. 1938-42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol H. King of Benton, and husband of Mrs. Helen Moore King of Parksville.
Center on the Wildcat varsity basketball team for three years, he entered the Army Air Corps on August 20, 1942. He trained at various air fields in this country an arrived in England the first of December, 1943.
Lt. King had participated in one raid over enemy territory when he was killed. He lost his life February 24, 1944, near Gotha, Germany, when the B-24 on which he was co-pilot was shot down.
Four brothers and four sisters survive besides his wife and parents.