Baker, William Emanuel


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

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

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 1-Feb-1944

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 19-Aug-1966

Incident date: 15-Aug-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Aug-1967

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, Died. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
William Emanuel Baker died as a result of metal fragment wounds received while passenger on military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit hostile mine.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC William Emanuel Baker
PFC Earl Wayne Long

Location of fatality: Phuoc Long, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 24E 111 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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