Baker, Jack Leslie, Maj

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Primary Unit
1968-1969, 9th Special Operations Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1969
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by A3C Michael S. Bell to remember Baker, Jack Leslie, Maj.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Augustine, IL
Last Address
Pleiku AB

Casualty Date
Apr 22, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Avon Cemetery - Avon, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 023

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Aviator (Senior)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
14th Air Commando Wing9th Special Operations Squadron
  1968-1969, 14th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1969, 9th Special Operations Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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O-2 Skymaster  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 No boots date 7th Air Force 14th Air Commando Wing 9th Special Ops Squadron

Buried at: Avon Cemetery, Avon, IL

Died at: Wilford Hall, Lackland AFB
Rec'd 16 Oct 2015:

"Dear Gentlemen,
My name is Janet Anduss.  My husband returned from Pleiku, Viet Nam in May of 1968.  About 25 years ago the Pleiku Viet Nam Air Base Association was formed.  Every year, during the week following Labor Day the group has a reunion.  One of the important activities at the reunions is the lovely memorial service where those brave men who did not return from Pleiku are honored.
This year during the memorial service it occurred to me that relatives of the fallen would appreciate knowing that their loved one is honored every year by those who did return from Pleiku.  So I have begun searching for those relatives.  I found your email addresses on the virtual wall.  If you have any information that would help me contact relatives of Major Baker I would appreciate your sharing it with me so I can let them know Jack is not forgotten.
Thank you,
Janet Anduss
PO Box 240
Barnsdall, OK 74002
918 847 2480"

"Jack Leslie Baker A friend, father, husband, you served our country for 20 years. The people that knew you cried many months mourning your death. We respect how you gave your life for us. We honor you, respect you, and love you for your courage and fighting to try to keep us free.I thank you." Posted by: Seth Walker Email: Relationship: Other: Thursday, December 12, 2002
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