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PFC Charles Benz Baker

PFC Charles Benz Baker

Birth
Death 20 Sep 1950 (aged 19)
South Korea
Burial Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lakeview section, Lot 58, Grave 1.
Memorial ID 65832399 · View Source
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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


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  • Created by: mokennehan
  • Added: 18 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65832399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Charles Benz Baker (7 Jul 1931–20 Sep 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65832399, citing Burlington Memorial Park, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .