1st Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker - Cheyenne, WY
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N 41° 08.721 W 104° 50.201
13T E 513704 N 4554905
1st Lt. Vernon J. Baker was a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from WWII and the last 'Buffalo Soldier' to be so honored.
Waymark Code: WMHVYR
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 08/17/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Vernon Joseph Baker (December 17, 1919 – July 13, 2010) was a United States Army officer who received the Medal of Honor, the highest military award given by the United States Government for his valorous actions during World War II. He was awarded the medal for his actions on April 5–6, 1945 near Viareggio, Italy. Baker was the only living black American World War II veteran of the seven belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor when it was bestowed upon him by President Bill Clinton in 1997. (from ) The plaque is found on the side of the 'Buffalo Soldier' plinth.

Marker Name: 1st Lieutenant Vernon J. Baker

Marker Type: City

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