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Corp Elbert James Baker, Jr
Birth: Aug., 1946
Nankin
Brooks County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1969
Hue, Vietnam

Elbert James Baker, Jr
Corporal
Army Of The United States
PERSONAL DATA
Home: Quitman, Georgia
DOB: Monday, 08/19/1946
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Married? No
Religion: Baptist

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army Of The United States
Comp: Selective Service
Grade: E3
Rank: Corporal
ID No: 261721710
MOS: 11B10 - Infantryman
LenSvc: Less than one year
Unit: D CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV


CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Tuesday, 03/11/1969
Cas Date: Friday, 07/11/1969
Age at Loss: 22
Remains: Body Recovered
Location: Thua Thien, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty
Last Update: July 1970

ON THE WALL
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Elbert James Baker, Jr
Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army Of The United States
19 August 1946 - 11 July 1969
Quitman, GA
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The database page for Elbert James Baker, Jr

REMEMBERED
He died in the assault on Hill 996.


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When I first joined the company you looked at me and said "LOOK AT THIS CHERRY". You pointed out my clean fatigues with no holes. That was embarrassing, man.
As you poked fun, I asked you, "Have very many men been killed in this company?" You didn't give me an answer. You looked angry that I even asked that question. You turned around and pointed to the mountains and said, "See those mountains? Those mountains and that rucksack is gonna kick your ass, man. Don't worry about no gooks and gettin' killed and s---t like that."

Well, I found out you were half right. I do know why you said it though.

They heard no fear from you that day. They heard only anger.

It was only the mountains and that heavy ruck that bothered you.

You were a classic, man, and that's the way I want to remember you.

Doc



A memorial initiated by a comrade-in-arms,
Richard "Doc" Daniels
Ashau1@aol.com
28 Apr 2002



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
 
 
Inscription:
GEORGIA CPL US ARMY BSM PH KIA VIETNAM
 
Burial:
Sweetfield Missionary Baptist Church
Nankin
Brooks County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2009
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- BETA
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013
With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Aug. 4, 2013
Thank you for your service to your country and for making the ultimate sacrifice. You and your efforts are appreciated.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
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