RONALD B BAKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

RONALD BOYSEN BAKER

WALL NAME

RONALD B BAKER

PANEL / LINE

14W/119

DATE OF BIRTH

04/22/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

GLENOLDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Delaware County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

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POSTED ON 2.10.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Major Ronald Boysen Baker was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Helicopter Pilot and Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He served with the 335TH TRANS CO, 123RD AVN BN, 16TH AVN GROUP, AMERICAL DIV.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 2.10.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

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.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018

Final Mission of MAJ Ronald R. Baker

On February 10, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-16664) from the 335th Transportation Company was conducting a courier run to Da Nang from Chu Lai, RVN, when a tail rotor malfunction caused the aircraft to crash, killing twelve U.S. personnel. Aircraft commander CW2 Bobby C. Frost and pilot MAJ Ronald R. Baker departed the Ky Ha Helipad at Chu Lai at about 8:15 AM. The aircraft commander or pilot flew the helicopter to a point one mile south of Da Nang main airfield, just east of Highway 1. The aircraft was low level through this area due to a high density of aircraft, flying at an approximate altitude of 100-300 feet and an airspeed close to 80 knots. The helicopter then experienced a tail rotor malfunction causing the aircraft to slow. Its nose began to tuck under as the helicopter started spinning to the right. The aircraft next assumed an extreme nose-high attitude at which time the main rotor hub and blades separated, severing the tail boom section. The fuselage rolled left and turned upside down, impacting the ground in an inverted position. Fire broke out immediately due to ruptured fuel lines or cells. Vietnamese civilians attempted to extinguish the fire with pails of water, but to no avail. Several military personnel arrived at the crash site within minutes. They immediately took control of security and extinguished the fire with hand-held fire extinguishers, and assisted in removing personnel from the aircraft. Four crew members and eight passengers were killed in the crash. The lost crewmen included pilots CW2 Frost and MAJ Baker, crew chief SP5 Raymond G. Miles, and gunner SP5 Duane L. Richard. The passengers included five sailors, a Marine, and two soldiers. The lost seamen were LCR George R. Matthews, SK3 David F. Schuette, SN Timothy J. Green, SN Joel R. Stepp, and LTJG Robert G. Browne; the Marine was CPT John V. Francis; and the two soldiers were SGT Ricky L. Bowden and SP4 John Maynard. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 10.29.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR MAJOR BAKER.
THANKS FOR BEING AN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICER - PILOT, WHO SERVED MULTIPLE TOURS OF DUTY. HALLOWEEN IS APPROACHING, AND ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS' DAYS - THE DAYS WE HONOR THOSE WHO LEFT US. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.19.2016
POSTED BY: Michael Magiera

His Son

I had the honor to be partners with his son for years at the Dallas Police Department. We were the best, hardest working two man element in the City. His dad would be proud of his son.
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