Baker, Alton Eugene, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 11B10, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
Service Years
1964 - 1965

Private First Class


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Salinas, CA
Last Address
Salinas, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 01, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Garden of Memories Memorial Park - Salinas, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 010

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1965-1965, 11B10, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 

Alton was a true hero on November 1, 1965. We captured a full field hospital. I was the medic for A Troop which Alton was in. During the course of the fire fight Alton was hit in the hip and couldn't move even though he was very alert. Alton was one of the guys I carried back to the rear. I carried Alton back to the creek or river bed and put him down jumped down the embankment to pull him over and he got hit in the chest right next to my hand. To this day I think about Alton every day - a true hero and a wonderful person. I have been looking for his parents since I returned but to no avail. Jay "Doc Hock" Hockenbury


   
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