DONALD L BAKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

DONALD LEE BAKER

WALL NAME

DONALD L BAKER

PANEL / LINE

2E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

08/09/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/12/1965

HOME OF RECORD

ENERGY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Williamson County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD LEE BAKER
POSTED ON 6.12.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SP5 Donald Lee Baker, sir



As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.



May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.



With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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POSTED ON 11.10.2010
POSTED BY: Jerry Sanders

Cousin

Will always remember my cousin Donnie. Lost when his life was just starting.
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POSTED ON 4.27.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 6.13.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 8.13.2004
POSTED BY: J. Wildes-Hutson

My dad was with your dad

My dad was the pilot of the helicopter that your father was on when he was KIA on June 12, 1965. My father died in that crash too. Would like to hear from you if you read this message...
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