King Neptune was a Hereford pig employed by a United States Navy recruiter, Don Lingle. Between 1942 and 1946 they raised $19 million in war bonds for the construction of the battleship Illinois. Neptune's parts were actioned off many times but he was never butchered, as he was a very popular pig. People enjoyed visiting with him. He attracted large crowds where ever he went. He died in retirement of pneumonia.
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