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PFC Constant John Baker

PFC Constant John Baker

Birth
Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 15 Feb 1945 (aged 25–26)
Burial Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot Plot H Row 14 Grave 71
Memorial ID 56060279 · View Source
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Pfc Constant Baker was the son of Konstantin and Sylvia Baker. He was a graduate of Windsor High School, Windsor, Vermont, and attended Vermont Junior College in Montpelier, Vermont.

Connie was an outstanding athlete during his high school years, captain of three sports and best remembered for the 1935 Vermont State Football Championship game when he played quarterback without a helmet. He gained the most yards of any player and was voted the outstanding player. Teacher, Tony Wishinski created a trophy for Outstanding Athlete in Connie's honor in 1949.

On August 17, 1940 he married Rosalie Shambo in Windsor.

He enlisted in the Army on April 26, 1944 and was serving with the 304th Infantry 74th Division when he was hit by a "jumping Betsy" land mine, February 15, 1945.

He was survived by his parents, his widow, three sisters, and five brothers, three of whom were also in the service.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Vermont.

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  • Maintained by: Daystcat
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56060279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Constant John Baker (1919–15 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56060279, citing Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg ; Maintained by Daystcat (contributor 47457318) .