COL A. J. Baker

COL A. J. Baker

Searcy, White County, Arkansas, USA
Death 24 Mar 1980 (aged 49)
Burial Searcy, White County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 5991314 · View Source
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June 1956, Commissioned as 2nd Lt. Attended Jump school
& Ranger school at Ft. Benning, Ga.
June 1962-November 1962, Company Commander, 325th Infantry
82nd Airborne Div. Ft. Bragg, N.C.
October 1965-October 1966, 5th Special forces group,
Vietnam, 1st w/Project Delta, followed by CO Recondo
July 1970-June 1972, Commander Jungle Warfare Training
Center, Panama Canal Zone.
August 1972-June 1973, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks,
October 1974-July 1976, Activated & Commanded 2nd Ranger
Battalion, Ft. Lewis, Wash.
July 1978-March 1980, Commander of Special Forces in Europe
& Military Community Commander, Bad Tolz, Germany.

Medals: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/Clusters, Air Medal w/OLC
Army Commendation Medal w/2 OLC, Meritous Service Medal. Distinguished Service Medal (Awarded post-humously).

Parents-Adolphus (deceased) & Bertha Baker. Brother, Jimmy Wayne Baker(Deceased), Sisters-Joyce Rushton(Deceased), Vesta Ransom, Martha Robinson, Sue Osborne, Carolyn Baker(Deceased), Jo Jones, Judy Greer and Becky Harrison.
Wife-Betty Oliver Baker
Daughter-Terri Owen
Two Grandchildren-Michelle Graby & Michael Funderburk
One Great Grandchild-Nicholas

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  • Created by: Mike Jones
  • Added: 23 Nov 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5991314
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for COL A. J. Baker (22 Jul 1930–24 Mar 1980), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5991314, citing Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Searcy, White County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Mike Jones (contributor 20644696) .