REGINALD ERIC BAKER

Company C 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 05/02/1968

 

 

Age: 23
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth Feb 7, 1945
From: CHICAGO, IL
Religion: LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD
Marital Status: Single

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Sergeant
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Jul 9, 1967
Casualty was on May 2, 1968
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

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Reginald Baker was wounded in action on April 26, 1968 while on Operation Mac Arthur/Binh Tay,
during the Battle of Chu Moor Mountain, approximately 25 kilometers west of Polei Krong in Kontum Province.
He was evacuated to the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon where he died on May 2, 1968.

 

 

 

SGT Reginald Baker's decorations

 

 

 

Reginald Eric Baker was born in Chicago, Illinois February 1945 to Squire and Bernice Baker. He received his
education at Sexton and Ruggles Elementary schools, Hirsh High School, Tennessee State A & I, and Loop Junior
College. He was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, October 25, 1959, where he remained a member until his death.

Reginald was inducted into the United States Army on February 2, 1967. He left for Viet Nam on July 5, 1967.
While in Viet nam he served with the Fourth Infantry Division. There he was promoted to the rank of
Sergeant. On April 26 he was wounded in battle. On May 2, 1968, Reginald died in the Que Nahon Army Field
hospital in South Viet Nam. Sergeant Baker's remains were escorted to Chicago by Sergeant Gaylord Thomas,
Jr., friend and fellow church member.
Sergeant Baker was survived by his mother, Bernice, sister, Valerie Baker, brother, Theodore Baker, and a
host of close relatives.

His body was cremated and final disposition is unknown.

Obituary by Desiree from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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