Baker, Donald Lee, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 67N20, 82nd Aviation Battalion/A Company
Service Years
1959 - 1965

Specialist 5


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Energy, IL
Last Address
Energy, IL

Casualty Date
Jun 12, 1965
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Egyptian (East Lawn) Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum - Herrin, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 009

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Aviation Battalion1st Logistical Command/Troop Command, US Army Support Command
  1964-1965, 67N20, 82nd Aviation Battalion/A Company
  1964-1965, 1st Logistical Command/Troop Command, US Army Support Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Battle of Dong Xoai
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP5 Baker was the crew chief  involved in an accidental crash under IFR rules of helicopter UH-1B (tail number 63-12914) near Bear Cat,  during the Battle of Dong Xoai.

Lost:
CW2 Billy G. Hammer (P)
WO1 Michael L. Wildes (P)
SP5 Donald L. Baker (CE)
SSG Kenneth L. Reed (G)

See: http://www.118ahc.org/dong%20xoai.htm for description of battle and loss.
   
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