Baker, Gary Bruce


Rank: Specialist 5

Unit: I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 17-Jan-1944

Hometown: Montgomery, New York

Marital status: Married to Dorothy D. Baker, two sons

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 21-May-1961

Start of tour: 18-Oct-1966

Incident date: 3-Jun-1967

Date of casualty: 3-Jun-1967

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Gary Bruce Baker was passenger in armored personnel carrier on combat operation when the vehicle hit a hostile claymore mine.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, New York, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 21E 043 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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