Charles Alfred Baker

Boatswains Mate 3rd Class
United States Navy
18 January 1944 - 11 September 1966
New York, New York
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TF 116

Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Charles Alfred Baker

8 Aug 2002


by his comrades in arms from
VVA Chapter 421.

A memorial initiated by another Vietnam veteran,
Lester Modelowitz

27 Jun 2006

11 September 1966: PBRs 29 and 82 came under automatic weapons fire on the Co Chien River 26 miles southeast of Vinh Long. The VC killed one PBR forward gunner in the firefight that ensued. BM3 Charles A. Baker was the first U.S. Navy PBR sailor killed in a VC ambush according to U.S. Naval Historical Center's History of U.S. Naval Operations in the Vietnam Conflict Volume III, Part I, 25.

From a historian,
John Sherwood
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The point-of-contact for this memorial is
another Vietnam veteran,
Lester Modelowitz

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 8 Aug 2002
Last updated 07/04/2006