Baker, Zachary, CPL

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
19D10-Cavalry Scout
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2006-2007, 19D10, A Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
2004 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Corporal



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1982
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
VILONIA
Last Address
Ft. Hood, TX

Casualty Date
May 28, 2007
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery - North Little Rock, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section L, Site 719

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
GWOT Fallen
  2007, GWOT Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Action 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
  2004-2006, 19D10, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry
  2006-2007, 19D10, A Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
  2006-2007 OIF/National Resolution (2005-07)
  2007-2007 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Corporal Zachary D.Baker, 24, of Violonia, AR passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007. Corporal Baker was killed in action while conducting rescue operations in Normandy, Iraq. His vehicle was hit as his team was racing to the scene of a helicopter crash north of Baghdad. Corporal Baker joined the Army in 2004; serving with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division during his first tour in Iraq. He was currently on his second tour with the Apache Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry, and 1st Calvary Division. His awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and The Expert Marksmanship Badge.



Zack graduated from Vilonia High School in 2002. He was a good husband, father, son and brother who loved his family, his platoon, the Red Sox and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Zack was strong in his Christian belief and was an inspiration to others in his faith.



He is survived by his wife, Christina and son, Andrew of North Little Rock; mother and father, Kenneth, Jr. and Sandra Welcher of Vilonia; one brother, Shane Baker of Quitman; on sister, Kara Welcher of Vilonia; grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. David Jones of North Little Rock; grandfather, Kenneth Welcher, Sr. of Cabot; one great-grandmother, Berniece Jones of Jacksonville and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.



Visitation will be Thursday, June 7th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Road in North Little Rock, Arkansas (501) 835-3515. Funeral services will be at the same location on Friday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery.


   
Comments/Citation
TROOP A, 6TH SQUADRON, 9TH CAVALRY, 3 BCT, FORT HOOD, TX LOCATION:332 EMDG, IRAQ
   
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