David BakerLance Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
23 December 1945 - 19 March 1967
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The database page for David Baker
The photo and following article appeared on October 26,1987, in The Philadelphia Daily News. The special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY' honored Philadelphia's 630 fallen heroes in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
The 21-year-old Marine combat rifleman worked as a dishwasher after graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School. He joined the Marines in April 1965, and was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in Viet Nam. Baker died on March 19, 1967, in Quang Tri Province during Operation Prairie II. The lance corporal was survived by his parents.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
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a native Philadelphian and Marine,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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