William J. Baker

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Cambridge, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE AND AS A MEDICAL OFFICER ATTACHED TO THE SECOND BATTALION, TWENTY-FOURTH MARINES, FOURTH MARINE DIVISION, DURING OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ENEMY ON SAIPAN AND TINIAN, MARIANA ISLANDS DURING JUNE TO AUGUST 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.