David Baker

Date of Birth: 12/23/1945
Neighborhood: West Oak Lane
High School: William Tennent High School
Street: Beverly Road
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 03/19/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 2
Panel Row: 5

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The 21-year-old Marine combat rifleman worked as a dishwasher after graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School. He joined the Marines in April 1965, and was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in Vietnam. Baker died on March 19. 1967, in Quang Tri Province during Operation Prairie II. The lance corporal was survived by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial