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Name: John Houston Baker
Panel/Line: 54W/8
Force: Army - Regular
Company: C
Rank: Corporal
Pay Grade: E4
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Home of Record: Beeville, TX
Birth Date: March 7, 1947
Race: Caucasin
Gender: M
Religion: Roman Catholic
Married: N
Death Date: June 28, 1968
Cause of Death: "ground casualty gun, small arms fire hostile";
Died in Long An at age 21
The body was recovered.
John Houston Baker

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I was with John when he was hit.  He was in my squad and we were sweeping an area around Long An when  we started receiving sniper fire.  We started getting fired upon as we moved along a river bank.  I remember we came upon the sniper.  We exchanged fire and in doing so we killed the sniper but in doing so John was hit.  If I remember,  John was only with us a short time before he was killed.  He was a brave guy and may have saved my life by eliminating the sniper when we were fired upon.  I was proud to have him by my side. 

 

Sgt. E5 Richard Dolehanty  1st Platoon, !st Squad, C Company 1968,69