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PFC Charles Benz Baker
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1931
Death: Sep. 20, 1950, South Korea

Purple Heart To Pfc. Charles Baker, Killed In Korea

Pfc. Charles B. Baker, 19 a native of Burlington who was killed in action Sept. 20 in Korea has been awarded the purple heart posthumously. The medal will be presented to his mother, Mrs. Pearl Savage of Keokuk. Pfc. Baker was the brother of George Baker, 1820 S. Main street, and Mrs. Helen Glass, Adrian, Tex. The young soldier, who left Burlington at about the age of 13, attended Lincoln school. He had been in the army about 2 1/2 years and was a rifleman with the 23rd infantry division. The former Burlingtonian had been in Korea about a month at the time of his death. (The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, Burlington, IA, Friday, Dec. 1, 1950, p. 5, Col. 3)

Date of burial was July 24, 1951.


 
 
Inscription:
CHARLES B BAKER
IOWA
PFC 23 INF 2 INF DIV
KOREA BSM-PH
JJULY 7 1931 - SEPT 20 1950
 
Burial:
Burlington Memorial Park
Burlington
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Lakeview section, Lot 58, Grave 1.
 
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65832399
PFC Charles Benz Baker
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PFC Charles Benz Baker
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Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Mar. 7, 2012

- mokennehan
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011

- mokennehan
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011
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