Baker, Joseph William, HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospitalman
Primary Unit
1966-1968, HN-8404, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
HN-Hospitalman

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Middlesex
Last Address
West Middlesex

Casualty Date
Mar 07, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Haywood Cemetery - West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
43E 040

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  THEY ARE NOT DEAD - WHO LIVE IN THE HEARTS THEY LEAVE BEHIND".
   
Date
Sep 20, 2005

Last Updated:
Sep 24, 2013
   
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Joseph William Baker was a Navy Hospital Corpsman (HN) assigned to 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, 3rd Marine Division, FMF.

Throughout the History of the United States Marine Corps, a Navy Corpsman has proudly served side by side with Marines to answer their cry of "Corpsman Up." Joe you understood the bond - "Semper Fidelis."

We were Navy Corpsman and served with the finest Marines in Vietnam "The Magnificent Bastards". We walked where they walked, ate what they ate, slept where they slept, got wet when they got wet, shot at when they were shot at, cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed and lived and you died as a "grunt in the bush".

We wept as we carried them from the Battle Field and while reverently carrying you; they mourned your passing like that of a brother.

The day you arrive is lost to me; however, the day you left will never leave me.

"THEY ARE NOT DEAD - WHO LIVE IN THE HEARTS THEY LEAVE BEHIND".

Posted by: Robert A Crider, HM3, United States Navy
Email: bcrider@vfw.org
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, September 20, 2005

   
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