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Baker, PFC William C.

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PFC William Church Baker
Born: 10 August 1925 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Ralph G. Baker and Margaret Church-Baker 
Siblings: 2 sisters
Hometown: 10303 Canterbury 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
– student when he registered for the draft
– left after one semester
Selective Service Registration: 10 August 1943 – Boston, Massachusetts
– local draft board was still Bellwood, Illinois
– Contact Person: Ralph G. Baker – father
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
– the grave has no headstone

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