In Memory of
Army Private
Raymond R. Baker
Redfield, South Dakota
Spink County
April 3, 1903 – March 31, 1943
Died of Accidental Gunshot Wounds in California

Raymond R. Baker headstone

Raymond R. Baker was born April 3, 1903, at Redfield, South Dakota, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baker. Raymond, who was an only son, attended Redfield schools and later worked for Milwaukee Railroad until he entered the service.

In September of 1942, Raymond Baker was inducted into the service. A private in the Ordnance Company, Baker was stationed at Hammer Field, Fresno, California.

On March 31, 1943, Private Raymond Baker died of “accidental gun shot wound at 7:30 in the morning.”

The body of Raymond Baker was returned to South Dakota, and he was buried with military honors at the Greenlawn Cemetery in  Redfield. He was survived by his parents and his sister, Mrs. Inez Nelson.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Adrienne VanHatten, 9th grade, Conde High School, Conde, South Dakota, February 28, 2002.  Information was provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission and by the Redfield Press, 4/8/43 issue. Photo was taken by Lois Groft, Redield.