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 Wilton Anthony Baker

Wilton Anthony Baker

Birth
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Death 19 Nov 1961 (aged 39)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 34169273 · View Source
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SILVER STAR

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private Wilton A. Baker (ASN: 20342245), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the *** Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, on **** 1943, about one-half mile from *****. Under observed enemy rifle and machine gun fire Private Baker placed explosives on a bridge, demolishing it and rendering it useless to the enemy, contributing to the successful withdrawal of the Company to which he was attached.

General Orders: Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, General Orders No. 37 (October 31, 1943)
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  • Created by: Byron
  • Added: 24 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34169273
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilton Anthony Baker (7 Mar 1922–19 Nov 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34169273, citing Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Byron (contributor 47100405) .