King Kyung-yul
King Kyung-yul
Background information
Occupation Soldier
Born ca. 1943

January 18, 1971(1971-01-18) (aged 27)
Kimpo, South Korea

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date January 18, 1971
Location(s) Kimpo, South Korea
Killed 6
Injured 4
Weapon(s) M16
Hand grenades

King Kyung-yul (Korean: 공경렬) was a South Korean marine sergeant who killed six people and wounded four others in Kimpo, South Korea on January 18, 1971.[1][2]

King Kyung-yul map

King's path during his rampage.

After a drinking bout that night King detonated two hand grenades inside the marine camp, and then ran into a nearby village, where he shot dead two soldiers and four villagers with his M16 assault rifle, and also injured four other villagers. Afterwards the 27-year-old fled into the mountains, where he committed suicide.[3][4][5][6][7]


  • Sergeant Song Jong-rae (동종래)
  • Sergeant Kim Deok-phung (김덕풍)
  • Jang Gi-cheol (장기철)
  • Min Byeong-du (민병두)
  • Min Jae-ho (민재호)
  • Min Su-hong (민수홍)

Among those wounded were:

  • Second lieutenant Song Yong-hun (송용훈)
  • Second lieutenant Jeo Il-sik (저올식)
  • Jang Ah-ji (장아지)


  1. 만취 해병 수류탄 던져 두 동료 죽여. 네 주민도 사살, The Chosun Ilbo (January 19, 1971)
  2. 만취광란 20분. 해병하사 총기사건, The Chosun Ilbo (January 20, 1971)
  3. Berserk Korean kills six persons, The Daily Review (January 19, 1971)
  4. S. Korean Goes Berserk Kills Six, Injures Four, Lebanon Daily News (January 19, 1971)
  5. Berserk S. Korean Kills 6, European Stars and Stripes (January 22, 1971)
  6. Korean Marine Goes Berserk, Reading Eagle (January 19, 1971)
  7. Mata a seis personas en un ataque de locura, ABC (January 20, 1971)

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