Wesley Hughes Baker
Born 29 September 1924
Died 21 July 1944
Buried Lynnhurst Cemetery

Private First Class
US Marine Corps
4th Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Provisional Marine, Company K

Mother: Mrs. Thelma H Baker, Knoxville

Baker’s unit–3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, assigned to the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade–was one of the lead units in the invasion of Guam, coming ashore on a beachhead in the vicinity of Bangi Point; it appears that he fell during “L-Day,” the first day of the invasion, 21 July 1944.

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