Robert “Bobby” K. Baker was born in 1924, the son of Carl Jackson Baker and Selma Alline Bond. Brother of S1C Halbert Eugene Baker.
133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Died during the Battle of Monte Cassino
Buried plot D, row 8, grave 36, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno Italy
The Chattanooga Times, March 15, 1944
Pvt. Bobby K. Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Baker, 2514 East 17th Street, was reported killed in action “somewhere in Italy” late last month. The War Department confirmed this report to Pvt. Baker’s parents. Pvt. Baker had been in the service one year. He entered last March 10, and his parents first received notice of his death the 10th of this month. Before entering service, young Baker, who was 20 last December, was a butcher for J.A. Cargile in the H.G. Hill Company grocery in East Lake. He attended Ridgedale Elementary and Central High Schools.
- Rank: Private
- Date of death: 15 February 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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