Baker, David, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
112.0-Heavy Weapons Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry (African-American)
Service Years
1950 - 1950
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Private First Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lake County, Indiana
Last Address
North Korea

Remains identified. Iterment TBD.

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Korean War Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
24th Infantry
  1950-1950, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry (African-American)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Army Pfc. David Baker, captured during the Korean War, has now been accounted for. 

In late November 1950, Baker was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, positioned in the vicinity of Yongbyong, North Korea. Baker's battalion moved north and lost contact with two other regiments. On Nov. 25, 1950, 3rd BN met with enemy resistance and was attacked by Chinese People's Volunteer Force. The battalion suffered heavy casualties and Baker was declared missing in action as of Nov. 28, 1950, when he could not be accounted for by his unit. Later reports indicate that Baker was likely captured by the enemy during battle. 

Interment services are pending; more details will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services. 

Baker's name is recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the Punchbowl, along with the others who are missing from the Korean War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.

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