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LCPL Billy Ray Baker
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- MadelineS
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
Baker, Billy Ray, LCpl (My Great Uncle)Last Rank: Lance Corporal Last Primary MOS: 0331-Machinegunner Last MOS Group: Infantry Last Unit: 1970-1970, Infantry Units/7th Marine Regiment Service Years: 1968 - 1970 Casualty Date: Apr 30, 1970 Cause: Hostile, Died of Wounds Reason: Gun, Small Arms Fire Location: Quang Nam Conflict: Vietnam War 1968-1968, I MEF/1st Marine Division 1969-1970, 0331, III MEF/3rd Marine Division 1970-1970, Infantry Units/7th Marine Regiment Silver Star and Purple Heart recipientNever Forgotten
 Added: Dec. 3, 2012
Recipient of the Silver Star. KIA while serving as a Lance Corporal with H CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF. He was wounded on April 24, 1970 and expired on April 30, 1970. His name is on the Wall at Panel 11W Line 071. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Oct. 13, 2011

- BS Young
 Added: Jul. 4, 2011
Sacrifice is always Remembered
- Victor Vilionis
 Added: May. 19, 2011

- Eddieb
 Added: Aug. 18, 2010
Vietnam Vet. - Citation: The President of the United States takes pride, in presenting, the Silver, Star Medal, (Posthumously) to Billy R. Baker, (453966023) Lance Corporal, U.S., Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity, in action, while serving, as a Machine Gun, Squad Leader, with Company H, Second, Battalion, Seventh, Marines, FIRST, Marine Division, in connection, with combat operations, against the enemy, in the Republic, of Vietnam. On 24, April 1970, while the lead platoon, of Company H, prepared, a night, defensive position, during a company-sized, combat operation, in Quang Nam, Province, Lance Corporal, Baker skillfully positioned, his machine gun team, in emplacements, which could effectively, cover possible avenues, of enemy approach and while, he was thus engaged, the Marines came under, a heavy volume, of rocket-propelled, grenade fire, from a large North, Vietnamese, Army force. Reacting instantly, he fearlessly exposed himself, to the hostile fire, to pinpoint, the hostile soldiers and direct, the accurate suppressive fire, of his men. With a marked increase, in the tempo of battle, the machine gun nearest him, became low, on ammunition and he instructed a nearby Marine, to procure additional rounds. Observing, that the man, was repeatedly forced back, into his emplacement, by the intensity, of the North, Vietnamese, Army fire, Lance Corporal, Baker valiantly braved, the enemy fusillade, as he raced across, the fire-swept terrain, to the nearest supply point, but as he, was rushing back, to the machine gun, with the vitally-needed supplies, he was extensively wounded. Struggling desperately, he used his, last remaining strength, to crawl another twenty-five, meters, dragging the ammunition behind him, until he lapsed, into unconsciousness. His heroic and determined actions, inspired all, who observed him and were instrumental, in the subsequent defeat, of the enemy. By his courage, bold initiative and unwavering devotion, to duty, in the face, of grave personal danger, Lance Corporal, Baker upheld, the highest traditions, of the Marine Corps and of the United States, Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life, for his country. Home Town: Leesville, Texas
 Added: Aug. 11, 2010
BILLY RAY BAKER - Marine Corps - LCPL - E3 - Age: 19 - Race: Caucasian - Date of Birth Jan 27, 1951 - From: LEESVILLE, TX - Religion: PROTESTANT - Marital Status: Single - BILLY RAY BAKER - LCPL - E3 - Marine Corps - Regular Length of service 1 years - His tour began on Oct 4, 1969 - Casualty was on Apr 30, 1970 - In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM - Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTYGUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE - Body was recovered - Panel 11W - Line 71
- Eddieb
 Added: Aug. 11, 2010

- Eddieb
 Added: Jul. 6, 2010

- Martinez Family
 Added: Jul. 6, 2010

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