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Sgt Aurelio S Baca
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1925
New Mexico, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1944
Leyte, Philippines

Aurelio was the son of Aurelio M. Baca and Josephine Sanchez. An identified sibling was John.

On 25 May 1943, Aurelio S. Baca (B: 1925, New Mexico) enlisted in Los Angeles, California as a Private in the US Army. He was described as having a year of college. Aurelio served with the 126th Infantry Regiment under the 32nd Infantry Division. The 32nd ID participated in several campaigns in the Pacific during World War II including the Battle of Leyte.

The Battle of Leyte in the Philippines took place from 17 October to 31 December 1944. It was under the command of General MacArthur. They fought against Imperial Japanese Army forces in the Philippines led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita. The battle launched the Philippines campaign of 194445, the goal of which was to recapture and liberate the entire Philippine Archipelago and to end almost three years of Japanese occupation. The 32nd Division landed on Leyte on 14 November, and went into action along the Pinamopoan-Ormoc highway, taking Limon and smashing the Yamashita line in bitter hand-to-hand combat. The division linked up with elements of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division in the vicinity of Lonoy, on 22 December, marking the collapse of Japanese resistance in the upper Oromoc Valley. Aurelio's date of passing and unit assignment indicate that he was killed during the Battle of Leyte.
126 Infantry Regiment
32 Infantry Division
World War II
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: U, 266
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3862475
Sgt Aurelio S Baca
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Sgt Aurelio S Baca
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