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While their names are not on The Wall, they are never forgotten. The In Memory Honor Roll recognizes those who served in the Vietnam War and later died as a result of their service. Click here to learn more about the In Memory program and how to add someone to the Honor Roll.

Gerald Baker

  • Name:Gerald Lamont Baker
  • Date of Birth: 06/03/1943
  • Date of Death: 12/25/1993
  • Home of Record: Holmes Beach
  • State: Florida
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Biography:
    Gerald Lamont Baker, Smokey, served with the Navy in Vietnam between 1963 and 1967. During his third tour of duty, Gerald contracted a fungal infection which attacked his skin. Years of steroid treatment of this disorder weakened his heart and ultimately caused his death on December 25, 1993. Gerald served his country with honor and without complaint. Faced with hardship, he remained upbeat and positive.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/15/11
    Gerald Lamont Baker, Smokey, served with the Navy in Vietnam between 1963 and 1967. During his third tour of duty, Gerald contracted a fungal infection which attacked his skin. Years of steroid treatment for this disorder weakened his heart and ultimately caused his death on December 25, 1993. Gerald served his country with honor and without complaint. Faced with hardship, he remained upbeat and positive.
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