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Pfc. William Church Baker


Born: 10 August 1925 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Ralph G. Baker & Margaret Church-Baker

Siblings: 2 sisters

Hometown: 10324 Chaucer Street - Westchester, Illinois

Engaged: Mary E. Westphal

Education:

    - Nixon School - Chicago, Illinois

    - Tilden Technical High School - Chicago, Illinois

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Graduating Class: 1943

            - Class President 

    - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts

        - left after one semester

Enlisted:

    - 30 November 1943

        - U. S. Army

Training: 

    - Fort Riley - Kansas

    - Fort Benning - Georgia

       - rejected the opportunity to attend Officers Candidates School 

        - wanted to ship out with his unit 

    - Fort Bragg - North Carolina

Overseas: 5 October 1944

Unit: 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, 7th United States Army

Killed in Action:

    - Sought, France - 6 December 1944 - booby trap

Buried:

    - Mount Emblem Cemetery - Elmhurst, Illinois

         - 27 June 1949

            - Section:  F   Lot:  620   Grave:  3

            - grave has no headstone


 

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