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March 26, 2014
A gracious and respectable person whose work has done so much to bring so much joy to many of us and made us aware of endless personal possibilities in these troubled times hard to deal with (2 Tim 3:1). Perhaps more will continue to have positive experiences from a wonderful work that has had many impactful contributions to life and its anxieties.
March 21, 2011
Thank You Sir for your service. May the
God of us all bless you.
Barry F Singleton, US Army, 1965-1971
January 03, 2011
Sir your life's journey serves as an inspiration for the many of us who have chosen the same profession. The people who served before me taught me by word and deed that I must be better than the situation I find myself in and to not lose focus that I represent more than myself. Your sterling example both humbles me and fuels my desire to rise above the pettiness of the world. Thank you, Sir.
December 11, 2010
Dear Lt.Baker,as a female veteran who is in a battle for her life.My courage to fight on comes from men and women like you.Once while visting a military cemetry,i sat on ground and cried because i was soo proud of the african soldiers that the world forgot.I love and wont forget you.This illness cant take my life because it was men like you who fought for me to be free.To your family,it was time to take his crown,mission completed.
December 11, 2010
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 04, 2010
MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR FAMILY. I THANK YOU FOR HEROISM AND I AM SAD THAT IT TOOK SO LONG TO RECONIZE THAT YOU DESERVED THIS HONOR.I TELL MY GRANDCHILDREN & CHILDREN THAT WE ALWAYS DON'T GET OUR RECONITION FOR A JOB WELL DONE. THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE. OOH RAH. LOUIS TYRONE SEARLES SR. A FORMER MARINE & ARMY STAFF SARGEANT.
November 13, 2010
It is men like Mr. Baker that make me proud that I served and proud that I am an American.

D. Manieri, Mantua, NJ
September 29, 2010
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side.

To the Baker Family: I'm so sorru for your loss. This great African American man is someone we are all very very proud of!! He has lead the way for African American soldiers today to be great just like him. I'm proud to even have the chance to write something in his guest book. THANK YOU MR.BAKER FOR YOUR BRAVERY AND COURAGE!!!
September 24, 2010
As a current military spouse and Idaho native I weep for joy over such a wonderful example of how we should define ourselves as a people and as a military family. Vernon, may the Lord greet you with open arms and may your family be blessed with the comfort of knowing you have lived to see the world change for the better and that you helped directly in that change.
September 18, 2010
SEMPER FI..THIS IS A TRUE INSPIRATION..THE TIDES ARE TURNING AND YOU MADE IT HAPPEN..GOD BLESS YOU AND REST IN PEACE
September 16, 2010
SEMPER FI - FELLOW VETERAN -
THANK YOU - FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY

You are one of our heroes.
We will remember you always and miss you dearly.
Take your Warrior's rest for a duty well done.

MARINE AND VIET NAM VET
August 29, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Vernon Baker , for your braveness, courage, and determination, when the last generation of men like you leave this life, America as we have known it, will never be as good as it was when men of your stature responded to americas crisis.Rest in peace proud hero, I thank you for what you did. Jim, Lowell, Massachusetts.
August 28, 2010
Vernon Baker you make me proud to be in IDAHO.
August 23, 2010
Thank you Sir for your courage and strength. R.I.P.
August 16, 2010
I am in awe of a Great African American hero! His courage represented the job that most African-americans had to complete; despite the racial barriers of the Army. My condolences to his family; for they suffered a greater loss of peaceful giant! thank you for the doors that you opened for myself and children included, we are all Army!
August 12, 2010
Thank you for your service, duty and honor to your nation. We the People are better for your service in and out of uniform.

Your example shine through those who serve us today.

God bless you and may you and your family have the peace of God.

9th Infantry Regt, Manchu
"Keep up the fire!"
August 11, 2010
God Bless this American Hero! May his Family have peace.
August 03, 2010
I had the honor of knowing Lt. Vernon Baker. He was a very humble man. I also know his wife Heidi. I traveled to St. Maries, Idaho and attended the Memorial Service where full Military honors were given to Lt. Baker, a WWII Hero. Arriving early and seeing the bikers who were Veterans lined up for blocks with flags displayed was a heartfelt experience. They too were there to honor Lt. Baker. I appreciate that Heidi gave me the opportunity to be on the program representing the NAACP. All of the people that we met were very friendly and caring. Groups of all ages wore white tee-shirts with Vernon Baker's name and picture on the front. The Military was wonderful in the planning and carrying out Lt. Baker's wishes. He requested Beethoven to be played at the Memorial Service and the group’s performance was magnificent. Vernon Baker was a great man that was deserving of the Medal of Honor. His memories will live on in the book that he wrote, Lasting Valor.
August 02, 2010
July 29, 2010
Lt. Baker, a man that showed love for his country at a time when his country unfairly judged him. Thank you family of Vernon Baker. The Remembrance of our hero will forever remind us it was the characteristics of this man that help change the world.

Floyd Green.
Ret. US Army
July 29, 2010
A job well done. God bless you.
July 29, 2010
To the family of Lt. Vernon Baker .
I cried the day that President
William Jefferson Clinton made the annoucement that there were several
Negro Men that deserved the Medal Of Honor and that only one was still alive. I was proud to be an American that day because a wrong had been righted . I am one that will stand-up for a Veteran. My mom's brother was in Italy during World War 11 also . My dad's family also in the Military. I married a Sailor . I know the hardship that came and still does come into play
to this day while in the Military . I cried that day just as I am crying right now . I am sorry for your loss.
May you find Peace in Christ Our Lord. Amen .
RoseMary M. Connors Pottsville, Pa 17901
July 29, 2010
Hero's never die, they continue living through the selfless actions that they performed which keep us alive. His many visitations to Fairchild AFB and as a guest in my home in Spokane, Washington can attest to that. He was a consumate performer! Although the world tried to pull the curtain on Him, He kept on performing. God ordained His show to be a must see. Thanks to you and your family for helping to make a way for us to even get on stage. As a Christian, African American family, we the Jenkins are eternally grateful for your example.
July 29, 2010
Hero's never die, for there lives are sustained through their past selfless actions which allow us to live. His many visitations to Fairchild AFB and as a guest in my home in Spokane, Washington in 2008, can attest to that. Thank you Mr. Baker for your continued actions on the stage. Even when the world pulled the curtain, you kept on performing. As a Christian, African American Family, we are eternally greatful for your example.
July 29, 2010
Rest in Peace Vernon Baker ...a true American Hero !
July 29, 2010
Yes a very true HERO. Thank you. May God bless all family members.
July 29, 2010
My sincere condolences to the family. He was truly an American Hero. I am glad he was able to be honored for his bravery while he was alive...he deserved it. May you Rest in Peace soldier....
July 29, 2010
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of mr. vernon. I hope that you can take refuge and comfort in a promise that god makes to us at John 5:28,29.
July 28, 2010
JULY 28TH.,2010 MY CONDOLANCES TO THE FAMILY OF VERNON BAKER. WHAT A TRUE AMERICAN HEROE.WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE SADNESS I FEEL FOR THE FAMILY. MAY MR.BAKER REST IN PEACE.AND GOD WILL WRAP HIS LOVE AROUND HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
July 28, 2010
God bless the family and thank you for sharing the memory of your loved one with us. Lt. Baker was a TRUE American Hero; he embodied the attributes of a great man and showed us how to triump over challenges including the lens of racial politics on the founding principles of America. My father joined the Air Force a few years after its desegregation and benefitted from the service and sacrifice of Lt. Baker and others like him. Thank you for sacrifice on our behalf and I only hope America can learn to be worthy of that sacrifice.
July 28, 2010
A true Hero. God Bless you and forgive us for the disrepect shown you after you gave so much to each of us.
July 28, 2010
My condolences goes out to the family. Rest in peace. You are a very great hero! I do thank you for the sacrifices to AMERICA! My father was a Tuskegee AIRMAN World II Pilot! Thanks! Thanks! My prayers goes out to the family.
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
Lt. Vernon Joseph Baker of WW-II received the Medal of Honor on January 15, 1997, 50 years after WW-II from President William Jefferson Clinton, thus becoming the ‘only’ African-American/Black Man to receive this most prestige award from WW-II.

Not even the framed 'Tuskegee Airmen' received the Medal of Honor... These African-American/Black Men/Women, soldiers, airmen and sailors of the past, gave their lives, blood and sacrifices for their country and barely received their "Just Due Reward", and sometimes 'never'...

Keep telling that history:

Read the novel, Rescue at Pine Ridge, "RaPR", where Buffalo Bill Cody meets a Buffalo Soldier. A great story of black military history...the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers.

How do you keep a people down? ‘Never' let them 'know' their history.

The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry.

Read the novel, “Rescue at Pine Ridge”, 5 stars Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the youtube trailer commercial...and visit the website http://www.rescueatpineridge.com

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote it from my mini-series movie of the same title, “RaPR” to keep my story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn't like telling our stories...its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with…see imdb.com at; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925633/

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for Wells Fargo in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.
July 28, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 28, 2010
Rest in peace, American Hero! Thank you for your honor and the sacrifice to our country!
July 28, 2010
Rest in peace Mr Baker and God bless the family.God made sure he got what he deserved before he went home .
July 28, 2010
Althought I did not know Mr. Baker, coming across his obit he seems like a very, very brave man. Thank you for risking you life to fight for our freedom. May you Rest In Peace
July 27, 2010
To the Family of this selfless HERO,
I send thoughts of comfort and thanksgiving for the example Mr. Baker displayed throughout his stuggles. May he Rest in well deserved Peace.
July 27, 2010
Thank You to a true AMERICAN HERO. Sleep in PEACE, My Brother.
July 27, 2010
Gods speed
July 27, 2010
I am so proud to have read the story of Mr. Vernon Baker, an American
Hero. May you rest in peace in the bosom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
July 27, 2010
I am truly sorry for your loss. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Reading Psalms 121 is a very comforting scriptural passage. There you will find assurance of God’s support as well. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 27, 2010
My sincere condolences on your loss and may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with in your time of grief.

Always A. F. W.
July 27, 2010
Please accepts my families sincere condolences for your loss. I was on active army military duty in Germany when Mr. Baker was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was a Brave Great American and i'm sure a great man. He will surely be missed. May the peace of Gods Love continue to be with the family
July 27, 2010
May God continue to bless and keep you is our sincere prayer.
July 27, 2010
To The Baker family - I just want to say you have a heartfelt sympathy. Mr. Baker was a very special man to more than his family. He have truly touched a lost of minds and hearts. May he rest in peace. May the Lord keep in wrapped in his arms.
Queen Esther Huskey,
Atlanta, GA
July 27, 2010
as a african american who serve during the 70's thank you and god bless.
July 27, 2010
Sir to me the greatest valor you showed was not only on the battlefield but to have lived and worked with dignity around and amoung the same people who denied you that same dignity. You Sir, are the true example of what I call an AMERICAN. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.. Mark & Connie Raadt, USAF Ret.
July 27, 2010
May God Bless this wonderful man. I am 46 yr old African-American female who just read "And then we heard the thunder "written by Oliver Killens. This mans life seems to come straight out of that book. May he rest in peace. He is my Hero.
July 27, 2010
To Vernon Baker Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Baker open many doors and eyes during his lifetime and we will forever be grateful for it. Please rely on your fond memories and God during this time of grief.
July 27, 2010
I am a 65-year old black woman from Cleveland, Ohio who sincerely extends her condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Baker. May he find eternal peace in a realm minus racial discrimination where he is regarded "higher than the angels" God Bless and give his abundant care to the family.
July 26, 2010
Job Well Done Rest in peace . Thank You for showing the power and strength of an Black American Veteran
July 26, 2010
GO BROTHER!
July 26, 2010
I want to express my condolences to the family of a great American Hero. May God Bless Mr. Baker and his family.

Arlethea Campbell
Houston,TX
July 26, 2010
Well done soldier. May you rest in peace.
July 26, 2010
TO THE FAMILY THANK U FOR ONE MORE PROUD BLACK MAN AND VET MY DAD SERVED IN WWII ALSO

MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU

PROUD TO BE A BLACK MAN.
July 26, 2010
thank u 4 your service. VEIT NAM VET 70s MAY GOD BLESS U & KEEP U. RIP BROTHER:
July 25, 2010
A tribute to Mr. Vernon Baker's unselfish and heroic achievements and success in the face of difficulty and opposition. His-story is truly inspiring and exemplify why the accountability and acknowlegement of true history is significant. Mr. Vernon Baker is a Great American Hero!

Sincere condolences,

Gale Torregrossa
Fayetteville, NC
July 25, 2010
i diden know mr baker but from what read.hi was a great man
may god bless the,faimly. from john booth in gainesville fla.
ps.a lots of young men and women.will be better for it.
gboothgator@juno.com
July 25, 2010
God Bless You Sir for your Honor, Dignity, and Sacrifices___You will always be an inspiration___Lonnie McGowen (Chugiak, AK)
July 25, 2010
Thank you and Thank God for such a brave man.My prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2010
as a young Marine...I am in aw of your service and your duty to your country, even when it seems they turned away from you. In my families eyes, it was the soldiers of your generation who help form the soldiers of today...we only hope to lead as you have, and i want to say i'm sorry for the stupidity of all who held back on your just reward...but as a soldier you did what you had to do, and you did it with great honor...i'm sorry to have never met you, but i promise to never let like your spirit and honor down. STAND DOWN SOLDIER...YOUR DUTY IS DONE>>>GOD BLESS
wm ward (charlotte nc)
July 25, 2010
Thank God for such a brave man! Our prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2010
Bless his sole. He is with our Lord in Heaven. Mr. Baker thank you for fighting for our freedom. Race should not have any reason for an american fighting for our freedon. Mr Baker should of had those medals and its a shame it took that long for an American Black Soilder to receive them. His heroism makes us forget about race and knowing he loved his country and fought for his country regardless of his race and knowing he will not get credit for it because he was an Black American.Mr Baker thank you for believeing in our country and standing behind our country no matter what. You are a HERO God bless you and your family
July 24, 2010
In my family alone, my father and his four brothers were WWII veterans. I admired them; I admire Mr. Vernon Baker. We have a wonderful legacy to share. Their light from heaven is shining bright. To God be the GLORY.
July 24, 2010
To Vernon Baker's family,keep his history alive. I am proud to be an African American and the daughter of a WWII veteran that always taught us to know your African History.
July 24, 2010
Thank you Sir.
July 24, 2010
There were so many black heroes from that era and before -- my father (WWII) my great uncle (WWI). Mr. Vernon Baker, thank you for representing them all. I'll make sure my grandsons learn about you and your valor.
July 24, 2010
As a fellow veteran he wil be truly missed.


3rd Class Petty Officer
Robert M. Taylor\Vietnam
July 24, 2010
Well done they good and faithful servent. RIP
July 24, 2010
Mr. Baker, THANK YOU for serving this country!
July 24, 2010
Please accept my deepest condolences over the loss of your loved one. He will be missed by all. Be assured of the support from family and friends during this most difficult time. Take comfort from God's Word, the Bible to give you the strength to carry on, He cares.
July 24, 2010
DID not know a thing about you....Makes me real proud to read about your military activities...Gotta take my hat off to you....May you rest in peace...
DOC WHITE
EATONVILLE, FLORIDA
July 24, 2010
Well done good and faithful servant,
enter into the joy of the Lord. God is
the Perfect record keeper, it is He who
rewards. Fight on Family, fight on.





"Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord. God is
the perfect record keeper. It is He who
who rewards. Fight on Family, fight on.
July 23, 2010
To the Baker family. Sorry for your loss. A true American Hero was called to the Lord. May he REST IN PEACE.
July 23, 2010
Only God knows how many Allied soldiers were saved due to the gallant and selfless efforts of Lt. Vernon Baker and his men. My sincere condolences and thanks are extended to the family and friends of a true American hero.
July 23, 2010
I had the honor of meeting Mr Baker in Mar 2010, at a dinner in his honor. He has agreed to have our American Legion Post 241, Spokane Valley, WA, named in his honor. It was indeed an honor to meet this man.
July 23, 2010
MR. VERNON BAKER, YOU ARE THE REASON I VOTE IN EVERY ELECTION, YOU ARE THE REASON I WALK WITH MY HEAD HELD HIGH, THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US EVERYONE WHO CONSIDERS HIMSELF/HERSELF AND AMERICAN FOR IT WAS PEOPLE OF YOUR CALIBER WHO TOOK ANOTHERS BURDENS UPON YOUR SHOULDERS AND MADE US PROUD. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND MAY YOU LIVE ON THROUGH THEM. MAY YOU RECEIVE YOUR JUST REWARD FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR THE REWARD OF MAN IS NOTHING COMPARED TO A REWARD FROM GOD!

R.WOODS
July 23, 2010
To the Baker family: Know that he is thought of as an American. He has joined the ranks of many other men who were put in the place at the right time. One of my true friends from the Vietnam war, who also was awarded the CMH just died this week, also. May GOD give them all rest.
July 23, 2010
Sorry for your loss, one day we will all live in a world where there will be no injustice and prejudices. God is not partial but the one that serve him is the one that is exceptable to him. (Acts 10:35) Look to the God of all comfort and he will help you.
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2010
This was a true hero, Mr. Baker was a hero to his country, and to his people. He was ready and willing to give his all, and demonstrated that.
To his family, know this, as GOD kept Mr. Baker on those battlefields of Italy, so shall he keep you during this time of lost, for he to is faithful to duty and faithful in battle. As tears fall from my face I salute this man, this hero, and warrior for liberty.
July 23, 2010
WE CANNOT ERASE THE PAST BUT WE CAN LEARN FROM IT AND I HOPE WE HAVE. I WANT TO SAY GOD BLESS HIM.... AND THANK HIM FOR EVERY THING HE DID IN HIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH.
July 23, 2010
His Military Award was well overdue, but his greatest reward was when he saw his Savior's face and heard Him say,"Well done, my son, well done."
July 23, 2010
Mr. Baker, Thank God for you and men like you. You are the reason that Blacks are getting where we need to be in this century. No, we have not arrived, but through people like you that fought and stood up for right in the past, we have courage to press on. Thank you, Mr. Baker.
Mrs. Barbara Williams
Virginia
July 23, 2010
Mr. Baker has now received the GREATEST award! May your LEDGEND rest in peace!
July 23, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 22, 2010
Mr. Baker you are the reason I vote, You are the reason I can walk with my head held high, you are the reason I am proud to be Black. We are not a defeated people we are a blessed people because of what God placed in each of us. Thank you for your service to this country you may have gotten your AWARD LATE BECAUSE OF RACISM!
BUT YOU HAVE A CROWN WAITING FOR YOU IN HEAVEN AND IT WILL BE GIVEN ON TIME.
July 22, 2010
to the baker family......i send my deepest sympathy in your hour of loss.......vernon was a hero for all of us......there is a brighter star in the heavens......God keep you...rest in peace....
July 22, 2010
To the Baker family, may God continue to bless you in your recent lost of Vernon.I have read numerous accounts of his brave actions as a Buffalo Soldier. I wish that I had known him in person. To God be the glory!
Edward Russell Knight,
Safety Officer
New Jersey Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
July 22, 2010
To the Baker family, may God continue to bless you in your recent lost of Vernon.I have read numerous accounts of his brave action as a Buffalo Soldier. I wish that I had known him in person. To God be the glory!
Edward Russell Knight,
Safety Officer
New Jersey Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
July 22, 2010
Words cannot describe the loss of this great man, not only to his family, but to the nation as a whole. This is the type of Role Model our Children need, not Ball Players or Rappers!
July 22, 2010
To the family of Vernon Baker-he was truly a brave man. I read of his history and I am so proud of him. May the comfort of God be with you at this time.
July 22, 2010
TO THE BAKER FAMILY, YOUR LOSS IS OUR LOSS. MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES! GO WITH PEACE MR.BAKER, A MANSION AWAITS.YOU HAVE BEEN A FAITHFUL SERVANT.MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WILL KNOW YOUR WORKS.
July 22, 2010
Thank you to a true American hero. It is one thing to serve your country, but to do so when you know they think you are unfit is quite another. To the family, cherish the memories of a truly great man.
July 22, 2010
It is not surprising that the U.S. military did not fully recognize Lt. Baker's heroism in 1945. Jackie Robinson, another heroic African-American, did not integrate Major League Baseball until after World War II ended. The wheels of justice turn slowly. But, if you want peace, work for justice.
July 22, 2010
Thank you so much for what you've done for our country, God bless.
July 22, 2010
God bless you Mr. Baker for your courage and making your race pride.
July 22, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 22, 2010
To the Vernon Baker family,
God bless you at this special time. Thank you for sharing the story of your valiant ancestor. Thank you so much, Mr. Baker, for your love.
July 21, 2010
Thank you Lt. Baker and to your family. You have done a great deal to make this country stronger and to make her more just.
I have great appreciation for your service and contributions.
July 21, 2010
It's hard to understand why so many brave African-Americans fought in this country's wars -- considering what they were facing right here at home. But Mr. Baker and others like him prove just what we can do regardless of what we may be faced with in life. It's soldiers like Mr. Baker who help redeem America.
July 21, 2010
THANK YOU Vernon Baker for your service in the U.S. military. My father always told me as a little girl, "ALWAYS THANK THOSE IN UNIFORM AND VETERANS, it is b/c of THEM WE ARE FREE!" I have never forgotten that.Today I am 56 yrs.old and I ALWAYS THANK A VET. REST IN PEACE MR. BAKER.
July 21, 2010
To the Vernon Baker family, I say a prayer for you during the time of your loss. Keep the history alive. I am proud to be an African American living in a great country.
July 21, 2010
Soon God will call Mr. Baker's name and he will awaken to a world without fear and partiality. A world free of wars, crime and prejudice.
Micah 4:3-4, Acts 10:34, Psalms 37:10-11
July 21, 2010
GOD BLESS YOU!
July 21, 2010
Farewell to a gentleman among men who served his country well during some very trying times in our country without receiving due honor during those early years after the war. May his life be a testimony and beacon to all of a very well lived life, a true American soldier! Thank you for sharing him with America!
July 21, 2010
May his memory live until time is no more thru our passing his legacy on to our children. To the family may GOD mend your broken hearts.
July 21, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 21, 2010
TO THE VERNON BAKER FAMILY..I AM TRULY HONORED TO EVEN TYPE HIS NAME.
PLEASE TAKE HIS LIFE AND KEEP IT ALIVE FOR OUR BLACK CHILDREN. OUR CHILDREN NEED TO KNOW HIM THROUGH YOUR EXPRESSIONS OF THE MAN HE BECAME. ONE OF TODAY'S HERO. MY HEART IS RELATIVE TO YOUR LOSS AND MAY GOD OPEN DOORS TO A NEW DAY IN YOUR LIVES. WITH THANKS FOR THE COURAGEOUS MAN YOU HAD THE PLEASURE TO SHARE YOUR LIFE WITH BE STRONG.
July 21, 2010
May God be with you and your family now and in the days ahead.
July 21, 2010
I had the honor of meeting Mr. Baker and his wife some years ago at a Lincoln Day luncheon. I was struck by his gentle and humble demeanor. A true gentleman. Thank you sir for your service to America.
July 21, 2010
Lt. Baker -- The story of your valor and courage brought tears to my eyes in learning of the injustices that you endured. May your valore and courage be recorded in history as an inspiration to our country to realize that valor, honor, courage, patriotism, heroism and greatness comes in all colors of races. My prayer is that your story will provoke the desire for this country to continue to eradicate the injustices that still prevail today (and those in the past) and also serve as an encouragement to young men, particularly young black men, to strive to be the best they can be and to have pride in their heritage and to realize who they are and where they came from and to never forget those like you who have given of themselves greatly, without receiving deserved honor, to move forward to achieve greatness in all they desire to become. May your soul rest eternally, in peace with God.
July 21, 2010
Thank you Lt. Baker for serving and protecting our wonderful Country. My deepest apology to you and your family for having to live with any racial barrier in our Country. I pray for your family to reflect on the wonderful memories of you that they may carry close to their heart and feel comforted by these memories. May you rest in peace. God Bless your family. Gail Davis, Richmond, Va
July 21, 2010
To the Family of Mr.Vernon Baker

Please be aware The God Of Comfort hear and feels your pain and sorrow of grief.

God promises us soon. death,sorrow and pain will be No more stated at Revelation 21:4.

Than every Man,Women or Child.
No matter what Skin Color,Race or Nationality will live and enjoy life.

May that promise be extended to Vernon.
You have my deepest sympathy.
July 21, 2010
Mr. Baker, God gave you a long life. I thank you for your efforts and bavery you and your troops showed in the war. Once again THANK YOU Janice (Md.)
July 21, 2010
condolences to the family of Lt baker may he rest in peace,knowing there s no color line i heaven,thank you fr your service.
July 21, 2010
Thank You Mr. Baker, though I don't know you I am blessed by you as is our country by your valor. I am reminded of the movie "Miracle at St. Ana" by your story. Sincere Regards,
July 21, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country, may your soul rest in peace and may we never forget those whose actions are so brave.
AK (Brooklyn NY)
July 21, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 21, 2010
To God Be the Glory - Thank God for the Life and Legacy of Lt. Baker. May his soul rest in Peace knowing that He Gave His ALL to His COUNTRY! May his valor always be a part of history.
July 21, 2010
Lt. Baker Thank You for your service to our country. May you rest in peace! Proud American
July 21, 2010
Thank You Mr. Baker for your service to our country, may you Rest In Peace.
July 21, 2010
good job Lt. baker,
July 21, 2010
I am sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.
July 20, 2010
Mr. Baker, may you rest in peace .
July 20, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 20, 2010
Thank you Mr. Vernon and I will never forget you and the soilders you fought with as heros to all the United States Of America!God Bless your family. Lisa
July 20, 2010
July 20, 2010
Rest Vernon, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
July 20, 2010
A real American hero. I saw his profile on NBC News last year. Thank you Mr. Baker.
July 20, 2010
I didn't know of Mr. Baker but I thank God for him and what he did for our country. Through him we can hold our heads up. I pray for peace, blessings and strength to his family thank you for sharing. Sheree Hills (Chicago, Ill.)
July 20, 2010
Thanks you Mr. Baker for your service to ensure my freedom. I honor your life and gift. You stand tall among the many who make me proud to be Black in America. God has already blessed you with a long life that added value to millions. I ask that God prick the consciousness of those of us living to contribute more to betterment of others as you have done.
July 20, 2010
Your story is A LESSON FOR ALL OF US, AND SOMETHING TO BE TAUGHT TO OUR CHILDREN FOR GENERATIONS, NOT JUST DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Thank you for your patriotism and for serving our great country. I am glad that you rec'd the medals you earned for your valor in combat and were bestowed the Medal of Honor, albeit later in life. May peace surround you now.
July 20, 2010
Truly a shining example to all who follow. My sympathies to the family who loved him.
July 20, 2010
My sympathy is with the FAMILY. May the Lord receive him with loving arms
July 20, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your service to our country and receiving the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor! You have truly been blessed by The Best and your story will continue for the ages. I was extremely honored to have met you in January 2000 as part of the DoD Executive Leadership Development Program's Class of 2000. You were the Commadant's guest at MCRD San Diego Graduation. I knew of your story and was again pleased to see you as a graduate of Officer Candidate School (OCS) Ft. Benning, GA prior to going to war. May You Rest in Peace.
July 20, 2010
JOB WELL DONE SOLDIER. IM PROUD OF YOUR SERVICE TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE. SADDEN ABOUT THE LENGTH OF TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR HEROIC EFFORTS.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, P.RACKLEY DEL CITY OK
July 20, 2010
Thank you, may you rest in peace in a land that knows no wars, and the only thing noticed about colors are the beauty of each individual one of them. Im so sorry it took so long to get you the recognition that you deserved for so many years. Myself and my children are forever grateful to you and those like you who risked everything for us and this graditude and respect will be passed on as long as there is a bloodline to pass it on to. God Bless You, May You Rest In Peace.
Tammy Fountain--Hartford , AL
July 20, 2010
Thank you MR. BAKER.
July 20, 2010
Rest in peace knowing you served your country honorably and we thank you for service and courage. God Bless. Marguerite Welch (Titusville,Fl.)
July 20, 2010
Greetings to the Baker Family,
All I can say is well done thy good and faithful servant, well done.
July 20, 2010
A true American Hero!! God Bless you Vernon Baker!
July 20, 2010
Rest in peace, good and faithful servant. You fought the battle, and won.
Maura Kolars
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Baker. I read the book "Honoring Sergeant Carter" about your fellow Medal of Honor receipient, Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Jr. White soldiers could not take orders from Black officers. I'm glad that you lived long enough to see the election of President Obama, who is Commander in Chief of all the armed forces. Please give a hug to Sgt. Carter and all the other Black soldiers who will be welcoming you to Heaven.
July 20, 2010
Vernon Baker You are a true American hero!! Rest in peace and god bless. It people like you that have made this country great. You will never be forgotten.
July 20, 2010
Thank you sir for being at the "Tip of the Spear". You are a true hero to all of us that followed in your footsteps.
July 20, 2010
I myself found it hard to readjust to civilian life after military in 1974, but I had faith from having known your story, and I know now that you rest with our father.
July 20, 2010
Mr. Baker, my father was WW II, Korea and Vietnam Vet. I also served on PBR's in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. I know, given what you endured you were treated like I was when I returned from war. The discrimination may have been for a different reason but it hurts equally as bad. Welcome home my comrade in arms and if I may say--my friend. It is people like you that make this country the greatest this planet has ever seen.
July 19, 2010
A great man of much honour and valor and a great role model of an american heroe. Awesome! Edward Wilson, Burley Idaho
July 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
You are my hero! bless you MM
July 19, 2010
Lt. Baker, the valant "MEN" that served with him and all those who served their country only to be denied by that same country the dignity to be recognized as the Conquering Heroes they obviously were.Thank You, Thank You for your DIGNITY. GOD BLESS
Rest In Peace , Gentle Sir , A Greatful Nation Salutes You.
Bill Thomas, Waltham,Ma .
July 19, 2010
As a younger fellow American, I THANK YOU Mr. Baker for your service, valor and dispelling myths about a group of people. It is because of you and our fighting forces of this nation's 400 years that I enjoy freedom without a second thought as a Generation Xer. I challenge my generation to live up to your example. May you Rest In Peace Mr. Vernon Baker.
July 19, 2010
God bless Lt Baker. May his soul rest in peace.
July 19, 2010
It's men like Lt Baker that built this country. We need more like him today.
July 19, 2010
Thank you Sir, God bless the family
July 19, 2010
Well Done thy Good and Faithful Servant...
July 19, 2010
From one veteran to another, thank you Lt. Baker for your service to our country. You are truly a hero. God bless you, may your soul rest in peace. May we meet again in heaven. I had the distinct honor and privilege in meeting, shaking hands, and spending a few moments with Vernon about 8 years ago at a social gathering in Spokane. He was a very humble true to life gentleman, and I will remember him forever.
July 19, 2010
Thank you. We need more to stand and show that inspite of what others may do or say about you, stay true to the mission, stay focus on the victory and allow God to handle the wrongs.
July 19, 2010
God Bless you and your family.
Where would the USA be without gentlemen who are willing to give up their own lives if needed to keep our country safe.
I say "Thank You "
July 19, 2010
Thank you Mr. Vernon Baker
July 19, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Mr. Baker. It is times such as this that many people reflect on the beauty and the brevity of life. Please be assured that God has not only the power but the desire to resurrect our loved ones and he promises that "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces". May the peace and comfort that God provides rest upon you and your family during this most difficult time.
July 19, 2010
I really don't have the words to say to pay tribute to this extraordinary man. We all owe him such a debt of gratitude that we could never repay. I admired him deeply and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Well done thou good and faithful servant...and thanks for showing us what a true hero is, here at home and abroad.
July 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
God bless you, you had served your time honorably.
July 19, 2010
God bless you, Mr. Baker. May you rest in peace. Thank you for you selfless service. You are a real hero, in a world that uses that word too often.
July 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
Thank you for your service. You are truly a hero. May you rest in peace.
July 19, 2010
I am so proud of Mr. Baker - thank you for preserving African-American life with valor and dignity. Godspeed and condolences to the family. You should be so proud of this awesome man!
July 19, 2010
Never knew this man, but wanted to say "Thank you for your selflessness and service to our country." Gone but certainly NOT to be forgotten
July 19, 2010
Thank you, Vernon Baker, for your strength and courage given you by GOD for all of your many dangerous acts carried out by YOU in helping to defeat the enemy and save our dear USA. Only wish your award could have been in 1944-45. God Bless America because of Vernon Baker's many courageous deeds.
July 19, 2010
You fought a good fight and kept the faith...Rest well Soldier!
July 19, 2010
I never knew you or even met you in person....but just wanted to "THANK AN AMERICAN MILITARY HERO" for protecting the United States of America! After reading your obituary...my thoughts were immediately filled with pride of a special young man that made history! My prayers are with you & your family!
Your heroic story should be made into a movie for all the world to see! GOD BLESS....
July 19, 2010
Thanks for taking care of us and our country. We celebrate your life. THANK YOU.Trust In The Lord.
July 19, 2010
Rest in Peace, our Hero. May God keep you. B. Savage
July 19, 2010
What a great man. God has given Mr. Baker the glory that REALLY counts. Our sympathies to his family.
Glenn and Judy Sandberg
July 19, 2010
this is the example of a fine soldier he did his job with no questions asked.what differance of skin color his blood is red same as any other soldier or american.he should have gotten the medalearlier ,but would it have made him a better man i doubt it.
July 19, 2010
My condolences to the Baker family, Vernon will be missed by every one who lives that he touched. Acts 10:34,35 states: God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. your love one will awaken in paradise.
July 19, 2010
Our nation lost a great hero... Thanks for your service to our freedoms. God bless and may you rest in peace.
July 19, 2010
God doesn't discriminate and all are welcome. You've fought the good battle and now it's time to take the rest you have earned. May your family take comfort in knowing that others mourn your loss also and may their memories of the good times sustain them in their grief.
July 19, 2010
Thank you Lt Baker for your selfless sacrifice in defense of our nation. Rest in Peace. God bless the Baker Family.
July 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 19, 2010
To The Baker Family and Lt. Baker..
Because of Your Medals,Ribbons,Strength
Courage and You Never Gave Up.....
We Are A Free Country Today!
July 19, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country.
July 19, 2010
Thank you for your service.
July 19, 2010
a brave man, recognised too lat.
July 19, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 19, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 19, 2010
Thank you for your dedication to our County. It's too bad it took so long to recognize your faithfulness. You are in God's hands now rest in peace. Blessed thoughts to his family.
July 19, 2010
Well done soldier RIP your reward is in heaven. Former soldier 101st Airborn Division Ft. Campbell, Ky.
July 19, 2010
God Bless you Mr. Baker, R.I.P job well done.
July 19, 2010
Thank you Mr. Vernon Baker
July 19, 2010
'A Few Good Men'...Rest In Peace...A Fight Well Fought. God Bless You Mr. Baker and Comfort for your family.
July 18, 2010
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
July 18, 2010
I for one salute you Vernon. I'm a veteran myself and I've been guilty of all the stupid racist jokes that I'm now ashamed of. I wish all the people like me could read about you and your fellow black soldiers and understand that even being a closet racist is still being a racist. Thank you for leading your men through the hell that was war on the Italian penninsula. I won't give my name or age, let it be thought of as the person that was the worst of these(racist)have finally seen the light. God bless you and your family..
July 18, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 18, 2010
RIP VERNON BAKER YOU ARE A HERO FOREVER GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN PRECIOUS CHILD YOUR WORK ON EARTH WAS TRULY HEROIC.FOREVER IN MY HEART
July 18, 2010
To the Baker Family:

May Mr. Baker's legacy of strength, courage and valor live on in you.
July 18, 2010
Thank You Lt. Baker, for standing tall, as a 25 Year KOREA Veteran, I
stood on your Shoulders. Retired Senior
Master Sergeant.
July 18, 2010
Thank You Mr, Baker,you are a true hero.My Father was in World War II.and he has told me about the way negro soliders were treated,and you are proof,God takes care of all things in time,and I know God greeted you with open arms and a smile.GOD BLESS,
July 18, 2010
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Vernon Baker. He was a man who fought hard doing what he believed despite not receiving the recognition he earned at the beginning. What a powerful example for all of us! May God, the Father of tender mercies and comfort, ease the pain during this difficult time.
July 18, 2010
Day is done, gone the sun, from the lakes, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
-TAPS
July 18, 2010
Thank you for your many years of unrewarded service to this country. Rest in peace brave man--for your battles are truly over.
July 18, 2010
"Let us not mourn their passing, but instead get on our knees and thank God that such great men lived."
July 18, 2010
A genuine hero that should have been recognized years ago.
July 18, 2010
What a story! What a man! His character transcends ANY medal.He has set a standard for us all.
July 18, 2010
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FAMILY OF MR VERNON FOR HIM RISKING HIS LIFE TO HELP SAVE AMERICA... I KNOW THE GOOD LORD ALSO EXCEPTED HIS SOLDIER IN HONOR.....GOD BLESS....
July 18, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Baker. May you rest peacefully
July 18, 2010
Mr Baker you exemplify the contious struggle that we have been in for more than four hundred plus years. You are the true american hero. Thank you Sir.
July 18, 2010
To the Baker family, may God encourage you with happy memories for such noble and strong man.
July 18, 2010
Mr. Baker the Lord kept you here for a reason because, you and the other soliders deserve to be honor for all you have did for this country. I'm very happy that you was able to receive that award.
July 18, 2010
WELL DONE. A MOST BRAVE SOLIDER. THE BATTLES ARE NOW DONE. REST IN PEACE
July 18, 2010
Deepest sympathy... Our nation lost a great hero... Thanks for your service to our freedoms. From Retired Navy Senior Chief!
July 18, 2010
Thank You 2nd Lt. Vernon Baker. You are and will always be a HERO. May God grant comfort to your family.
July 18, 2010
July 18, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 18, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker. You are a true Hero.
July 18, 2010
Godspeed,Brave soldier and thank you!
July 18, 2010
Well done, soldier, well done.
July 18, 2010
Thank you for your valor and bravery, Mr. Baker. You served your country well and I thank you for elevating our race and our men to the pinnacle of excellence. God bless you.

The Baker Family
Cleveland, OH
July 18, 2010
On behalf of those who now and forever stand on your shoulders, we love you and thank you. Find comfort in the arms of Jesus.
July 18, 2010
Thank-you Mr.Baker
July 18, 2010
GOD BLESS HIM, SO SAD THE WORLD DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM EARLIER.
July 18, 2010
God Bless, Vernon Baker. He is a hero for all Americans. My deep condolences to the Baker family. Jack Forrester...Michigan
July 18, 2010
May you rest in peace, your in God's hand now. Thank you for the freedom you and your man have given us in the World War II. God Bless to your family. My family gives the deepeset sympathy.

J.Wallace & Family
New York
July 18, 2010
What a wonderful man.

His family should know that Jehovah God has made provisions for the dead to be resurrected to life on earth.

You can read about this in your Bible at John 5:28-29.
July 18, 2010
I am truly sadden by his death. The military should have given him additional honors due to the time they overlooked his accomplishment. As a veteran I salute you Mr. Vernon Baker and bid you a solemn farewell. Thanks for all you have done.
July 18, 2010
To all who loved Mr. Baker we offer our condolences and we are sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort. (John 5:28,29)
July 18, 2010
RIP VERN
July 18, 2010
One might say "times have changed", one thing has not changed is our Lord and Savior. He is the one who counts now. Mr. Baker will get the honor of meeting Him. Thank you for your loyalty to your country. May God bless you as he holds your hand and gives you what you deserve. Blessings to all the family of this man.
July 18, 2010
Lt. Baker you will always be a hero in my heart & soul. Thank you for your service to this great nation that we both Love, you will always be a source of light for generations to come.
July 18, 2010
THANK YOU MR. BAKER FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!
July 18, 2010
Thank you for being an exceptional hero in serving your country. God Speed, sir...
July 18, 2010
God bless you and your family. Rest in peace - your work is done - and so many of us in this grateful nation salute you and the heroes, decorated or not, of our nation's armed services.
July 18, 2010
mr. baker, thank you!
July 18, 2010
Thank you Sir for your Heroism and your dedicated service to our country. You are a shining example for all American service members to follow as they continue the battle in the Global War on Terrorism.
I'm happy that you lived to receive the MOH you so richly deserved.
May you Rest In Peace and may God bless your loved ones.
Sincerely,
Pat Shoukry
July 17, 2010
You have my respect. May God Bless you.
July 17, 2010
To the family of Vernon Baker

Thank GOD for stepping out into his garden and picking the flower of Vernon to set at the head of his table for dinner. He is in good hands now more than ever. May he and all the relatives that passed on before him all have a glorious time together now that suffering and oppression are now behind him and joy is before him forever.
July 17, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 17, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 17, 2010
A job well done a Child of GOD.
July 17, 2010
July 17, 2010
Thanks so much for serving our country
July 17, 2010
Rest in Peace Soilder. The batle was long and you deserve the rest. . You fought so that all of us standing on your shoulders didn't have to fight so hard. You led the way.
July 17, 2010
Mr. Baker was a man I would have followed during my 4 tours in Vietnam. It is sad when a HERO is not recognized at the time he should be...but in the eyes of family and soldiers like myself, he will always be. The Lord be with him always.
July 17, 2010
God Bless you and your family, When you get to Heaven; He will say "Well Done"
Robert & Ada Brown
July 17, 2010
THE JOY I HAVE JUST TO KNOW YOU WERE RIGHTED YOUR WRONG BEFORE YOU PASSED. ITS MEN LIKE YOU WHO MAKES ME PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!!
July 17, 2010
Our sincere condolescenes to a real American Hero may he rest in peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 17, 2010
Thank you, Lieutenant Baker. You served your country to the best of your ability. Because of your valor and your commitment to your oath I can breath the freedom that you and countless others have made possible because of your contribution to your country. Than you for your testimony on the scars of racism. It was here when I was born and will be here long after I'm gone. Only God will put a "period" at the end of this world and end all its' hatred...we can only thank God that it has gotten better from day of old. But, again, thanks for a job well done. Rest in Peace my brother. I pray that when we meet each other on the other side that we can enjoy the promise of a peaceful everlasting life, where we can see Jesus and walk the streets of gold, having receive new bodies, where we can shout the victory. Where there will be no more racism, no more injustices, and where everyday will be Sunday and Sabbath will have no end.

Clinton L. Price
CW2 Retired, Army
Veteran
July 17, 2010
Thanks for your contribution to our country. I am glad an injustice was found and you received the medal you deserved. Thank God you were there to get it in person. May God Bless and Keep your soul.
July 17, 2010
A true hero. Sleep sweetly, Sir.
July 17, 2010
Family and Friends of Vernon Baker,

May God continue to keep you in His grace. Know that the life and testimony of Mr. Baker will be acknowledged by many generations to come. Hold close to God's promise and always seek Him first.

With much love,

Tracy Y. Rozier and Family
Fort Wayne, Indiana
July 17, 2010
Would that I had the privilege of knowing
you, Mr. Baker. God grant you rest, and
your loved ones memories of joyful times.
Thank you.
July 17, 2010
WELL DONE!! Thank you. Rest in peace.
July 17, 2010
My heart is sadden as I read the obit.But Baker's don't be dismayed. God honors him, and now he will get his true Reward and on time.
July 17, 2010
God Bless this true American Hero and the Baker family! An incredible story of determination and love for ones' country. May Mr. Baker Rest In Peace.
The Hunter Family
Shoreham, N.Y.
July 17, 2010
May you rest in peace and may he hold you in the palm of his hands and bless you in eternal life
July 17, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy to his loved ones. Mr. Baker sounds like a man I would have been proud to know.

Julia
July 17, 2010
I FEEL SO HONORED AND GLAD TO KNOW THAT MR. BAKER KNEW THAT HE WAS APPRECIATED AND RESPECTED BEFORE HE HAS GONE HOME TO OUR FATHER. REST EASY NOW AND OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE..THEY JUST EXCHANGE 1 SET OF WINGS FOR ANOTHER. GRATEFULLY
July 17, 2010
God cradle you lovingly in his arms and forgive those of our country who demeaned you in life. Tears over whelm me as I remember the past with hope for the future. Though we have come a long way we have a long way to go. God grant the peace you fought for protect us into the future.

Total love and respect,
Richard
July 17, 2010
Thank you, sir.
July 17, 2010
A Nation weeps with you. May God Bless the Baker family and America.

SFC Edward S. Johnston
U.S. Army, Retired
Schnecksville, PA
July 17, 2010
A JOB WELL DONE!!!
July 17, 2010
May you rest in peace. A valent man of the military. God bless you for taking care of your men during war. I hope one day the anger will be gone. I just hope and pray you can forgive the stupidity of our government for making you wait so long for your metal. As i read your story I wonder to myself if you knew my grandfather who also was also at Pearl Harbor, Edward Reid. I pray that the Baker family has peace. God bless!
July 17, 2010
The Rose that grows on the other side. Thank God for his life and time with us. I will hold family & friends in prayer. Ms. E, Louisiana
July 17, 2010
Incredible, lasting valor. Sleep well.
July 17, 2010
I would like to thank Mr. Baker for his courage in the US Army. My husband is in the US Army as well and we have no clue if he will be deployed or not but hopefully he will have the courage that Mr.Baker demonstrated. We would like to thank you for putting your life on the line for us and I hope my husband can make you proud and serve his country as well as you did. You are truly an inspiration to all soldiers. May God Continue to Bless You and Your Family.
July 17, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country. Prayers to the family
July 17, 2010
wow,I am moved. R.I.P Mr. Baker. Your country thanks you for your service. Although I did not know you I will always remember you. God Bless America
July 17, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker, for serving our country! Thank you family for sharing him with us! As a retired member of the USAR, I know about the relentless hours you have committed, dedicated and given. However, I can certainly say, I have never experienced the prejudices and unjustices you did. Thank you for not wavering! Thank you for being strong and unmovable! Thank you for perserverance! You transitioned to meet the Father, but I want you to know, because there was a you; there is a me and many more of us to come.
July 17, 2010
Mr. Baker May God Bless Your Memory Forever! You Were A True American Hero In Every Sense Of The Word! All Men Of This Earth Should Be Like You! May You Rest In Peace Sir!!
July 17, 2010
THIS MAN IS TRULY A BLESSING TO AMERICA, GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
July 17, 2010
Thank you and may God bless you all during your time of bereavement. I am a retired NCO in the US Army Reserves and I know about the countless hours of relentless training, committment, and dedication our former and present African American soldiers have given to our country, and ill ontinue to give. Because of you my dear Mr. Hodge; there is a me! Thank you family for sharing him with us!
July 17, 2010
What a great man, we all mourn the loss of him. Rest in peace brave soldier.
July 17, 2010
I'm so glad he got a chance to get his Medal of Honor before he died,it about time that the world can appreciate the black man contributions for services well done.
July 17, 2010
rest in peace
July 17, 2010
I salute and thank you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, and for being a pioneer and opening doors for us. You gave the word, "Hero" real meaning.
July 17, 2010
Thank You!
Matthews Family
July 17, 2010
"God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come home with me."

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away.

Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, a determined spirit was at rest.

God broke our hearts to show us, He takes the best."

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MILITARY SERVICE.
July 17, 2010
God Bless you Vernon Baker. Rest in peace. You saved many, many lives; the soldiers who were with you and the millions of Americans living in the USA. Thank you for your service to our country. I'm glad you were alive to receive your Medal of Honor and don't blame you one bit for being angry about not receiving it in 1945! Sounds like some of your army buddies should have received one also. Your story brought tears to my eyes; tears of joy AND sadness. The world is getting better when it comes to racism; not where it should be YET, but it is getting better.
July 17, 2010
THANK YOU SIR FOR BEING THERE FOR ME AND MY COUNTRY
July 17, 2010
Thank you Lt.Vernon Baker for making sure we all have peace and thanks for serving our country.may you now rest in peace and may God also bless your family at this time and always.
July 17, 2010
Even with his manhood questioned he perservered -- how grateful we are to him and the soldiers he fought along side of --- what a brave M A N -- may God grant your hearts Peace and Many, Many Precious Memories.

Ann Hall - Toledo, Ohio
July 17, 2010
Thank you for your service. You served your country honorably and you are a true hero to all.
July 17, 2010
May God Bless and Keep you. Thank you for a job well done sir,with pride and honor.
July 17, 2010
Truly this soldier was a legend that we all should pattern our lives after.With his kind of determination we all would succeed.My sympathy and prayers are with you.
July 17, 2010
Mr. Baker you are a "Real Hero" Thank God for you and all that you did. In the end justice does prevail. To the Baker family what a wonderful legacy. You have a lot to be proud of and never let his memories die. Keep history alive. He deserves to be remembered.
July 17, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 17, 2010
Lt Baker was a fine, fine human being. We in Cheyenne are proud of him and thank him for a job very well done. Rest in Peace.
July 17, 2010
God bless you and all who are, and who have, made our world as wonderful as it is. Every country of peace needs those to go to war to defend it, unfortunately.
July 17, 2010
To the family of Vernon Baker,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a member of the Greatest Generation and we will always be grateful for his service to our nation.
Rosemary & Vincent Frisby
July 17, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker, and the countless others including my father, who served this country during WWII without any recognition or appropriate acknowledgements. You may have seemed invisible to politicans, but not to your family and friends.
July 17, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker, you were a mighty man of GOD.
July 17, 2010
I extend my sympathies to the Baker family. Mr. Baker' story of bravery and courage is inspiring. It is one that should be told over and over within the black culture, to help remind us of our heritage. God bless you during this time of bereavement.
July 17, 2010
Thank you Sir for your service. You are a true hero to me. May the Lord Jesus comfort your family and friends during these trying times. John 3:16
July 17, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker, you were a powerful vessel of GOD.
July 17, 2010
Rest in peace, soldier.
July 17, 2010
God Bless you Sir job well done, thank you for paving the way for us. Our Heavenly Father gave you compassionate reassignment orders come home to be with Him. May your soul rest in everlasting peace, my heart and prayers goes out to the family, relatives, friends, and neighbors.
July 17, 2010
Vernon Baker is what made American So great. I Believe he ranks up there with all the other heroes that have come before him and the ones who followed. Rest in Peace Vernon . God Bless
July 17, 2010
MAY THIS LIGHT ALWAYS BURN IN THE LIFE OF ANYONE WHO CAN SEE WHAT A WONDERFUL HEART THIS MAN HAD ALL OF HIS LIFE. MY SYMPATHIES TO THE FAMILY.
July 17, 2010
Rest in Peace.
July 17, 2010
To the family of Vernon Baker: May you always be comforted in the gratitude of a entire generation of Americans who benefit from his bravery and valor. I was born during WWII and when I read of the treatment 2nd Lt. Baker received it is very disturbing. Thank you, thank you for a life lived for America and its future.
July 17, 2010
I am honored to hear your story Mr. Baker... you will always be in my heart for your selflessness and your actions. May you finally rest in peace. Jesse Contreras
July 17, 2010
To the family of Mr. Vernon Baker,

I was so proud when I read the full story on Mr. Baker and when I saw his picture wearing the medal he was honored with it brought tears to my eyes. I did'nt know him or never met him but it's still an honor to read about him. He finally got his just reward!

Another Distinguished Black American
July 17, 2010
A YOUNG MAN WITH GREAT HORNOR MAY GOD BLESS YOU A TRUE SOLDIER.ANGELA NASHVILLE,TN
July 17, 2010
Rest in peace.
July 17, 2010
Aloha Mr.Vernon and May God Bless You and your Ohana (family). You have conducted a Great Service to your country and your people. God sees everything and he knows all. May you rest in Peace. A hui hou!
A fellow Patriot of Color
July 17, 2010
What a great soldier and human being!
July 17, 2010
In God's peace, my fellow Veteran.
July 17, 2010
To the Lt. Vernon Baker Family, our hero will live on in our memories. With those memories God will give you strength!
July 17, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 17, 2010
May God Bless you, the family of this Gentle Giant. Because of your beloved Lieutenant Vernon Baker, our lives are better.
July 17, 2010
God Bless you Mr.Baker. You are a hero to us all. Your bravery and courage inspired me as I learned of your action in WWII. I am such a proud American and want to thank you for your heroism and bravery. I have freedom because of soldiers like you. My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.
July 16, 2010
Vernon Baker was a true American hero.
July 16, 2010
A life of dignity, grace, and bravery . . . what a man.
July 16, 2010
may GOD bless you. the truth will come out. because GOD is real. peace an love...
July 16, 2010
Thank YOU SIR
July 16, 2010
Flawless valor. Unconditional loyalty. Boundless honor.
July 16, 2010
THANK YOU MR. BAKER FOR YOUR COURAGE AND BRAVERY TO OUR COUNTRY. TOO BAD YOU DIDNOT GET THE REWARD YOU SO DESERVED".YOU ARE A SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN. THANK YOU
July 16, 2010
Thank you Sir. May you Rest in Peace and may you Family be forever blessed.
July 16, 2010
WOW HE DID A JOB WELL DONE.. ANOTHER SERVICE MAN GONE BUT NOT 4 GOTTEN.. REST N PEACE
July 16, 2010
Vernon Baker was a true hero and an inspiration to all those he touched, whether in person or through his book. The poem "The Dash" talks about what we did between those dates on our memorial marker in the cemetary and did we live our dash to it's fullest. Vernon Baker was a man who lived his life every day, the way he wanted and made a difference in other peoples lives. His "dash" is truly complete. And thank you for making a difference in my life.

My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family. May you hold all of those wonderful memories close to your heart.

Rest In Peace CMOH Recipient Vernon Baker, Oh Good and Faithful Servant. The Lord has saved a place for you by his side. You have served your country well and now you may rest.
July 16, 2010
It brings tears to my eyes and sadness to my heart that such a brave "SOLDIER" MR.VERNON BAKER may never be read about in the history books of our schools. May god forever smile down and bless the Vernon family.
July 16, 2010
Thank you 2nd Lieutenant Baker for ensuring my freedom. My sympathy to your family and friends for the loss they've suffered.


A Greatful American
July 16, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 16, 2010
To the family of Mr. Baker: The Lord Bless You, Keep You, and Give You Peace. Mr. Baker is our Hero.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker, Sir, for all you did for our country. My father was a WWII vet also, and he would tell you thanks Bud. May you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
Thank you 2nd Lt Baker and your platoon for your heroism. Your medal is well deserved. I fly my flag this day for you and ask God to bless you and give you eternal rest and peace, and comfort to your family in this time of sorrow.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Vernon Baker, Sir, for your dedicated service to our country. No one can put a price on the value of your sacrifices. Peace to your loved ones.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your courage. May you rest in peace, God has another soldier in his army. My deepest sympathies to the Baker Family.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr.BAKER,you made me proud to be an AMERICAN.
July 16, 2010
Thank the Lord for his life and thanks for his dedication to the United States of America. May God Bless Your Soul......
July 16, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 16, 2010
What a HERO...RIP and may you receive all of your GLORY in Heaven.
July 16, 2010
I salute you .......Lt.Vernon Baker.....for a job well done both on the battle field and in your personal life. I am sure bigger and greater rewards will be in your new life.

Truely
Steven V.Davis
July 16, 2010
Vernon Baker is the perfect answer to the racists of the world. Thank you for saving Europe and, in turn, America. God Bless.
July 16, 2010
to family of vernon i am so sorry for your lost.
July 16, 2010
Mr. Vernon Baker, now this is some one we can call a Hero. Thank you for your service to our Country. I would have been proud to serve with or for you in battle. God rest your soul and peace to your Family.
July 16, 2010
RIP, Mr. Baker.....a hero to me!
July 16, 2010
Thank You Mr Baker for making America the best place to grow up. Rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
God bless the family of Mr. Baker. May he rest in peace. My father died in 2007 at the age of 92. He spoke of how he had to ride on the back of a segregated bus when he enlisted in the army during WWII. I also thought,"how ironic, you are fighting to make the world safe for democracy"; while at home you are a second class citizen.
July 16, 2010
Rest In Peace Lt. Baker, I salute you on a job well done.
July 16, 2010
I am in awe by this brave man and true American hero.
July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010
THANK YOU, MR. Baker. Your family is proud of you and your country is proud of you.
July 16, 2010
Soldier Baker, thank you for your courageous service to our country. Rest now, and be rewarded eternally. The rewards with our Lord & Saviour far outweighs any reward here on earth. God bless you.
July 16, 2010
Vernon Baker will be a hero of mine forever! This amazing gentlman withstood the indifference and bigotry that surrounded him during World War II and rose above it to complete his mission. The words:duty,honor,country meant something to Vernon Baker as he risked his life to fight the fight. God Bless him. As the late Branch Ricky said about Jackie Robinson.."he was a credit to his race..the human race." Vernon Baker is a credit to our country. Rest in peace..
July 16, 2010
To the family of Mr. Vernon Baker. You have my deepest sympthy and I can truly say I know how you feel. My dad past away on June 1, 2010 and he too was a war veteran who went to his grave not knowing that he had three medals that were never presented to him. We found out when we contacted the VA concerning his burial.
We have many unknown African American Heroes for our young people that have been ignored.Let us not forget their sacrifice. God Bless and make him as proud you as you are of him.
July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010
As a child, I would become extremely upset and anguished when African-Americans were deliberately disregarded or paid-no-attention after they had done great things for the good and well-being for this country.

My father,a world-war two combat veteran,would tell me true stories about a soldier named VERNON BAKER who served very bravely in combat but didn't receive what he truly deserved for his service for this country.

I wanted to know why not?
Dad said,'never expect an adversary to award an enemy.'
But I thought the German's were the enemy.

My dad replied;that's right and that's what made VERNON BAKER such a GREAT MAN.
He had to fight the enemy on both sides and did it with GREAT VALOR!!!

I salute you MR. VERNON BAKER,my Hero and an American Hero.
July 16, 2010
GOD BLESS THIS MAN!!!!!!
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your courage. You represent a strong, loyal, couragous people. Thank you for making a African American woman proud. I salute you. May you rest in Holy Peace. Bless you and your family.
July 16, 2010
Thank you for being you...
July 16, 2010
What a battle you fought - what a battle.

Tell my daddy I said hi.

CMock, Houston, Texas
July 16, 2010
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND SERVICE. BECAUSE OF YOU AND OTHERS, WE ARE A BETTER COUNTRY.

FROM ONE VETERAN TO ANOTHER, YOU ARE MY HERO!
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker. Rest in God's arms.
July 16, 2010
This quote seems to sum up Mr. Baker more than the color of his skin........ "Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul." (by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)

Thank you for your service, your bravery and your sacrifice for the freedoms we ALL enjoy as an Americans! I'm glad that you were finally honored as you should have been in 1945.

God bless you on your journey and your family during this time of loss.
July 16, 2010
Now, that's a hero!
July 16, 2010
As a Vietnam combat veteran I am touched by your story of heroism and want to issue a belated Thank you for your service, it was an honor just to read your story, Army vet.
July 16, 2010
All I can say is thank you, Mr. Baker. You live on through your words and actions...a truly great example of a person of worth and courage. God bless you.
July 16, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
July 16, 2010
Thank you for your service, rest in peace
July 16, 2010
Rest in Peace hero. You were and always will be a part of our nation building. Thank so very much from a fellow soldier.
July 16, 2010
These are they whose shoulders we stand on. We are so blessed to have had Mr. Vernon Baker on this earth. May he rest in peace and may his labors not be in vain. Blessings to his family.
July 16, 2010
May your memory be eternal, and may your leadership qualities inspire others.
Thank you, Sir.
July 16, 2010
My dad, Jessie McGowan was also in World War II. I don't remember him because I was very young when he died.But I thank-you for sharing the stories of hardships you faced while fighting for our country.It gives me an idea of what my father went thru. Once again, thank-you Sir.. O.McGowan-Bailey
July 16, 2010
Job Well Done! Thank you Mr. Baker.
July 16, 2010
Bless you and thank you for your service to the nation.
July 16, 2010
I had the great honor of meeting Mr. Baker in 2008, a meeting that I shall never forget for the rest of my life. I know that God has opened his arms wide and accepted this brave American hero into Eternity and life everlasting. God bless you Vernon. We are a lesser place on earth without you.
July 16, 2010
Well done, soldier. And thank you.
July 16, 2010
Thanks, SOLDIER
July 16, 2010
Thank you to a great American hero!!!
July 16, 2010
Your journey is over now...may you forever rest in Peace. We all have lost a Hero in our lives, let us never forget what he sacrificed for us.
Semper Fi, Vernon.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker. You made our country free from oppression with your heroic and unselfish actions, with no regard for your personal safety; a true patriot. Rest in peace and may the angels hold you in their arms. I'll see you again, when St. Michael calls all us old warriors for the last great battle and the defeat of Satan.
July 16, 2010
God bless you Sir & your family for all you have done to make a major impact & history.

Sam Nettnin
U.S.N. (Ret.)
Chicago, IL
July 16, 2010
May God Bless this American Hero!
July 16, 2010
Please accept my heart felt condolences on the loss of Mr Baker .
May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
2 Corinthans 1:3
Deborah
July 16, 2010
Your generation made my generation possible. You were the best of the best and the bravest of the brave. Rest gently, soldier. Your tour of duty has been completed with honor.
July 16, 2010
Go with God My brother! Your job is done. It is men like you and my father that make me a strong woman. THANK YOU FOR helping open doors for me. SBS.
July 16, 2010
God bless you and hold you, Mr. Baker...Thank you for protecting us. Rest in peace...My love to your family.
July 16, 2010
Go with God My brother! Your job is done. It is men like you and my father that make me a strong woman. THANK YOU FOR helping open doors for me. SBS.
July 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thanks for your service.
July 16, 2010
In Memory of Mr. Vernon Baker: You are our modern day "buffalo soldier". I am glad that you we able to accomplish so much. We are so proud to you. May God bless your family and may you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
Our most sincere condolences to the Baker family on the loss of Vernon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult period.

Edward Siergiej
17th Airborne Division WWII
July 16, 2010
My sympathy and prayers to the family of a true American hero.
Thank God for President Clinton honoring this great veteran before he went home to God.Your work is done. God bless rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
My Sincere,heartfelt condolence to the family. Mr. Baker, you were an Hero and you served us all well Sir. Rest in Peace..

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
July 16, 2010
Wait on the LORD and be of good courage. Good things come to those who wait. He never made a fuss about what he did but Thank GOD he did it and we HONOR him at last. Thank You!
July 16, 2010
Semper Fidelis ,
July 16, 2010
Thank you and God bless you.
July 16, 2010
I would personally like to Thank Mr. Baker for all of his efforts on and off the battle field. I never met him but after reading his story I wish I would have been afforded the opportunity. I know that he will be missed and I pray that during this time his family and friends will look to Jesus Christ for help through their pain and sorrow.

God Bless,
Beautine Francis
July 16, 2010
It is a great honor for America to have citizens like Vernon who put their lives on the line for this country. His contributing will not be forgotten but America needs to completely put behind it a shameful past that would deny its greatest citizens the honor due them. God bless his memory.
July 16, 2010
What a humble soldier and great American just doing his job. Thank you for fighting and forging ahead when the Army didn't recognize you. My thoughts are with your family may you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
God Bless a man of the greatest generation. Thank you for a job well done.
July 16, 2010
2ND LT. BAKER
THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. IT IS SHAMEFUL YOU & OTHER BLACK SOILDERS
WERE DENIGNED THE HOMOR & THE METALS YOU DESERVED.
MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU!! MAY THE LORD SHINE HIS EYES
OPON YOU & GIVE YOU PEACE FOREVER AMEN
CPT.ERNEST FENNELL BELLEVIEW FL. U.S.A.
July 16, 2010
OVER THERE!..... now, GONE UP YONDER! Thank You Officer Baker for your bravery
and courage. Your battle has now been Won! Rest in peace soldier.
July 16, 2010
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Great Soldier for leading the way! May you rest with our Lord.
July 16, 2010
An extraordinary man whose life should never be forgotten.
July 16, 2010
From a fellow Veteran to another, much love goes out to you and your family for a job well done. Also from one infantry man to another, the job was tough but you did it thank you for your service rest in peace. Larry United States Army
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr Baker for your service.
July 16, 2010
Thank God for President Clinton honoring this great veteran before he went home to be with the Lord.

As the song says, "Give me my flowers while I can smell and see the beauty that they bring."

Thank you Mr. Baker that though you were wronged for so many years, that you did not become 'bitter', but you became 'better'. Now you will receive the greatest honor of all, your Crown of Righteousness that the Lord our God shall give you at that day.

July 16, 2010
My prayers and sympathy go out to the family of a true American hero. He willingly served to honor and protect us and we can never thank him or any of our troops enough. What a blessing he must have been to his family. Thank you, Mr. Baker.
July 16, 2010
i was really touch reading about this great man thank for everything that you have done for our country.god bless.rest in peace your work is done. love mrs. felicia shuman and family.
July 16, 2010
You are a hero and I want to thank you for your courage and bravery for defending all Americans. God bless you and your family. You are a great American and thank you for your sacrifice. Upon the altar of freedom you gave your ultimate gift in this battle that rages between the forces of good and evil. We are eternally grateful for your sacrifice. Thank you.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your unselfish contributions to this country and African American history.
July 16, 2010
Good work soldier.
July 16, 2010
OVER THERE !

There's a place in Heaven, prepared for me When the toils of this life are over ! When the Saints are clothed in white Before the throne Singing praises forever more !


In my Father's house, there are mansions bright If He said, then I believe it's true There's a place for me, beyond the sky Brothers and Sisters, there is one for you !


Jesus, promised me a home over there Jesus promised me a home over there No more sickness, sorrow, pain or cares !!!

JESUS PROMISED ME A HOME OVER THERE !!!
July 16, 2010
May you rest in peace, Mr. Baker. Thank you for your service to our country, in a time when that country did not treat you as justly as it ought to have done. That you risked your life to protect the US even as the US did not grant you the equality you deserve shows what great strength of character you had.
July 16, 2010
God bless you hero.
July 16, 2010
Mr.Baker you can rest from your labors now. God as a bigger honor for you.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Vernon Baker for your dedication to this country and paving the way for other Black Men and Women in this country. I read your story and it really touched my soul. You have lived a good life and fought a good fight. May God bless your family, Give them the strength to endure. I pray that your story continues to reach others and Your presence live on.....
Thank you again for the service you provide in WWII
July 16, 2010
God Bless You, Lt. Baker. Our country was made better for you because of you and your actions. Stand tall.
July 16, 2010
You have my sympathy for your loss. We, the United States, lost a great hero. I am sorry that it took so long for him to receive the medal that he so richly deserved. Just know that his service is appreciated. Without him & others like him, we would not enjoy the freedoms that we now have.
May God bless and comfort.

Sincerly
July 16, 2010
Thank you for protecting our country Mr. Baker. We salute your bravery.
July 16, 2010
Condolences to the Baker family. Thanks for your service to our country. May God bless you and rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
GOD bless you and now enjoy your greater reward with GOD.
July 16, 2010
Baker Family,
May peace and wonderful memories remain in your hearts and thanks for sharing Mr. Baker with this country.
July 16, 2010
To Mr. Baker's family,
God bless and keep all of you. I am a prior soldier myself and I know what it is like to lose a "family member". I hope you find some peace knowing that this world is a better place because of Vernon.
July 16, 2010
Mr. Baker may I and all my family thank you for what You did for us . Rest in Peace
July 16, 2010
Thank you Lieutenant Baker. You helped make peace for all Americans. May you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
My deepest condolences to the family of a most couragous and patriotic gentlemen. A man who deserves the greatest honors a country can bestow. I hope you find comfort in knowing our God has great honors in store for his faithful son.
July 16, 2010
Soldier Baker, Once more I repeat Gen. Mcarthur words, when he said "Soldiers never die, they just fade away" You just faded away, but will be remember for ever. Farewell hero.

Joe
Korea War Veteran
July 16, 2010
THANK YOU MR. BAKER YOU ARE TRULY AN ALL AMERICAN HERO MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME.THE MADDOX FAMILY ALABAMA
July 16, 2010
Mr Baker, I wish I could have met you sir. Men like you and my Dad were discriminated against during WW2 & WW1 and never got the recognition their counterparts got. You are my hero...May God Bless You with eternal life.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Sir. May you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
r.i.p 1919-2010
July 16, 2010
Thank you so much for all you did for not just a race of people but for an entire country! God bless you and your family!!
July 16, 2010
Fair winds and following seas....your accomplishments paved the way for many African-Americans to enjoy military careers. God Bless and May your Rest be in Peace.
July 16, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Baker Family in their time of grief. At times like these, "God is near to those who are broken at heart; And those crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34:18) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.

A Friend
July 16, 2010
May God receive another soldier coming home. Seems as though it took too long to recognize his heroism and courage, but I am glad he eventually received his just award.
July 16, 2010
As the wife, daughter, sister and mother of Veterans also Vietnam Era Vet myself, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your valor.
To the family and friends of Vernon Baker, may God bless you.
July 16, 2010
Family of Mr.Vernon Baker,Sorry for your loss.
July 16, 2010
well done mr baker my pryers are with the family
July 16, 2010
job well done, mr. baker.

i salute u with my utmost respect and heart.
rest in peace. kay
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your wonderful services to our country. Your dedication was one we should all be grateful for. It is men like you that have given us the freedom we cherish. May you rest in peace with the Lord; may your memory be eternal. God Bless you and your loved ones.

K. Johnson
July 16, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Baker, for your service to our country. May you rest now in the bosom of the Lord.
July 16, 2010
Thank You Mr. Baker. "Strike the Tent" - The Lord has been waiting for another soldier like you.
July 16, 2010
A True American Hero Who Held His Head And Heart High. GOD BLESS YOU SIR.
July 16, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker from the bottom of my heart for fighting for my freedom and rights even though you were denied yours many times. Peace and Love are yours with God.
July 16, 2010
Mr. Baker, take your rightful place in Arlington alongside other "Warriors".
Full military Honors shall be bestowed you, Rest Warrior you have served your country well.
July 16, 2010
To the family. GOD called another soldier home to rest in his army. May GOD continue to Bless you. Our condolences to the Baker Family.
July 16, 2010
To the Baker Family, may each of you find comfort in the moments you shared. From a grateful citizen, Thank You for his service. God Bless,
July 16, 2010
God Bless you Sir! Thank You.
July 16, 2010
Salute Sir! Rest in Peace.
July 16, 2010
**Salute**
July 16, 2010
To the family of Mr.Vernon Baker- I'm sorry for your loss. I salute you Mr. Baker, rest assured the Army of the LORD has already welcome you home.GOD BLESS you and may GOD BLESS your Family...
July 16, 2010
hand Salute SIR!!!! You are a HERO!
July 16, 2010
Vernon !
You are now at peace surrounded by many of your commrades. Congratulations on your long overdue award. I salute you for a job more than just well done, You are a true leader in our Armed Forces. To your Family Thank you for bringing this wonderful man into the world.
July 16, 2010
Rest in Peace.
May your military duty and work in harm's way become known in American history books that list others as Audie Murphy.
July 16, 2010
Lloyd Seabron & Family
Joliet, Il 60433
July 16, 2010
Thank You for your service and I am glad you finally got the MOO you definitely deserved.
July 16, 2010
good bye Mr. Baker and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your life here on Earth.. I am sorry for how this country treated you and other members of your race... Your in Heaven now and Peace Be With You...
July 16, 2010
R.I.P. God Bless You For My Freedom...AMEN !
July 16, 2010
We all gave some and some gave all. Mr. Baker you gave your best. You will always be a true American "Hero" Rest in Peace my brother and may God continue to bless your family.
July 16, 2010
July 16, 2010
Mr. Baker I'm proud of you and other African-Americans like Robert Penn (Civil War) another African American Medal of honor winner from Massillon, Ohio who make America strong. You fought the battle that a lot of Americans may not understand, but this is a better country because of you. We ask for nothing more or less but to say we built America too. Thank You Sir!
July 16, 2010
A candle to honor you sir for service done for our country & race.
July 16, 2010
Sorry for the loss of Mr. Baker, a true American man. I had four uncles in WWII, they were special to me. God Bless Vernon.
July 16, 2010
God take care of our soldiers
From: Post Commander
George V. Anzelmo
VFW West Monroe, La.
July 16, 2010
To the family of the GREAT MR. VERNON BAKER, I would like to say thank you and may GOD bless and keep you with HIS LOVE.
July 16, 2010
Mr. Baker, I thank you for your service to our great country and apologize for what happened to you and so many of your fellow soldiers. Rest in peace,soldier, your mission has been accomplished. Now you may rest in the arms of the angels.
July 16, 2010
To the family of MR.BAKER, Our country is saddened and at a loss today with the passing of a HERO. May you rest in peace sir. Thank you, Bruno Hennings,Sgt.US ARMY RET.
July 16, 2010
IT MAY HAVE TAKEN THAT LONG BUT HE GOT WHAT WAS LONG OVER DO; AND THE GOD OF RIGHTOUSNESS LET HIM LIVE LONG ENOUGH TWO RECEIVE WHAT BELONG TO HIM. TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF MR. VERNON BAKER MAY GOD BE A KEEPER OF ALL OF YOU....LIFE WELL LIVE.
July 16, 2010
It is great to see Mr. Baker got his first reward from the United States government when he could hold and appreciate the metal. Now he has collected his second reward from Our Father In Heaven and I'm sure he is rejoicing. As far back as the Civil War white officers did not believe black soldiers had the capability of dealing with combat or following directions. When they were allowed to fight it proved they were equal and sometimes better than seasoned soldiers. I am glad Mr. Baker got his reward, I wish I had known him..
July 16, 2010
What a soldier and a hero! Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you rest in peace.
July 16, 2010
R.I.P...Sir I salute you out of Honor and respect for the
deeds all the men of your generation did during a great
time if upheaval and turmoil. May you have Eternal Peace
and God's love...Salute.
July 16, 2010
Thank you for your service, sir. It is a gentleman like yourself that people of ALL colors and creeds should aspire to. That is to do what is right and honorable despite and in spite of all odds. You sir ARE an American hero. I am glad that the injustice that was brought upon you has been corrected and you were able to be there for it.

Be in painless peace now. Your mission accomplished. Peace to your family and friends.

Semper Fi
July 16, 2010
To the family of the late Mr.Vernon Baker i salute you and my heart goes out to a very strong and courageous man.
July 15, 2010
To the Vernon Baker family,

Please allow me to offer my condolences for your loss. Vernon's bravery and spirit will not be forgotten as well as his service to our country. He is still the heart and soul of this great nation.

Rest in Peace

Sincerely,
James L. Evans
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and your loved ones who are left to grieve you loss. Thank you, 2nd Lt. Vernon Baker, for your service to our country! Your fellow citizens are forever in your debt!
July 15, 2010
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am so sorry for the loss. I felt so fortunate to have met Mr. Baker again, in Olympia, WA, honoring him for his accomplishment. I remember Mr. Baker as kind & thoughtful, back in Finthen, Germany, from 1967 to 1968. He and his family were so kind and it is one thing I cherish the most. Hard to believe he is now gone. To Laverne, Larise, Lori and Lilly, my thoughts are with you. Take care.
July 15, 2010
Thank you, Baker family. May your proud memories and hard earned gratitude bring you comfort.
July 15, 2010
To the family of Mr. Vernon Baker, he was truly a great human being and a world hero. My GOD be with you all
July 15, 2010
As a decorated Midshipmen I sincerly thank you for your service Mr. Baker. I salute you and the great cadets from West Point. Go Navy.
July 15, 2010
Mr baker thank you for your service may your family be strong in this. You have love from all over the USA that to me is better than that award .
July 15, 2010
As an African American, Thank You!
July 15, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 15, 2010
To the family of Vernon Baker - I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort and pride in his service to our country. God bless!
July 15, 2010
A Soilder in the Army of the Lord....
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your service Mr. Baker. I salute you.
July 15, 2010
Thank you for taking a stand
July 15, 2010
To the family of MR.Vernon Baker,
My heart is filled with sadness of the loss of this very special man.He was a kind of man that was selfless,he was a man of honor with a whole lot of pride.He will be dearly missed! Mr Baker and men like the late Mr.Archer from the Tuskeegee air group
Showed what an assest they were during WWII. They saved lives, alot of them because of their actions.If it wasn't for people like this where would we be now.
Mr.Baker you have earned the respect of a grateful nation and may you rest in peace in Arlington,home of the heros.You've earned it sir.
July 15, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Vernon Baker
July 15, 2010
Well done soldier.
July 15, 2010
you vernon baker are inded a hero god bless you and my thougts and prayers go out to the baker family as they greive the loss of vernon baker
July 15, 2010
To the the family of Vernon Baker - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Vernon will be missed by many.
July 15, 2010
You are a hero. God bless you and hopefully nothing will be denied heroes ever again.

My prayers are with you and your family - they will miss you.
July 15, 2010
Vernon Baker. I know Jesus will keep you close to HIS heart the same as he is doing with my three older brothers who gave ther all during WWII. God will always bless you. Bill Chafatelli, Korean War Vet, still living at 81 yrs old. Pls keep me in your prayers
July 15, 2010
Thank you for being a true trailblazer.

Rest in Peace, God Bless you.
July 15, 2010
God rest the sole of truely a brave warrior and gentleman.
July 15, 2010
I don't know this solidier but my father was also in WWII.

God Bless this fine and brave soldier and I thank him for servicing this country and may he rest in peace!
July 15, 2010
Words are not adequate to express the level of gratitude deserving of Mr. Baker's heroism and committment to human dignity. He was a trailblazer and as he reunites with those transitioned before, may God's gentle and loving hands comfort and guide his family.
July 15, 2010
Rest in peace Vernon Baker! You are a true American hero! I remember when you came to our school in Spokane WA and we gave you a medal and honored you for your great bravery and valor. You were an incredibly humble man and we were proud to honor you. Thank you again for your service to our country and keeping us all safe! My condolences go out to the Baker family. I will never forget Mr. Baker and his heroism. Sarina Harter, Spokane WA
July 15, 2010
God bless the family of this true American hero...
Steve B
July 15, 2010
Thank You Mr. Baker. To the family who love him, thank you too. We need more exceptional men like Mr. Baker.
July 15, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
July 15, 2010
RIP your family should be proud of your valour. Thank you for your service to our country.
Jacklyn
Navy daughter, Marine and Coast Guard Mom
July 15, 2010
Thank you sir: for going against the grain and proving yourself a true American and Hero. God bless you and we are sorry for the way you were treated. May you now enjoy the rewards you so richly deserve.... The Montgomerys
July 15, 2010
Thank you for standing in the gap! To God be the Glory!
July 15, 2010
R.I.P. Mr. Baker. As an African American I am very proud to read about your accomplishments. As an American I say that you are truly the definition of what a hero really is. May God hold you in his loving arms.
July 15, 2010
As the wife, daughter, and sister of Veterans, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your valor and tenacity. You have been a blessing to this country and to your fellow soldiers. I remember watching the ceremony when the CMH was awarded...I cried because I was so happy to finally see Mr. Baker and the other soldiers honored the way they should have been decades ago.

To the family and friends of Vernon Baker, may God bless and keep you all close to him always. You may always hold your heads high knowing that you were in the presence of a TRUE HERO.

Rest in peace Mr. Baker.
July 15, 2010
My condolences to the Baker family. Those we loved left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away from us. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, their smiles and laughter will live on forever in our hearts.

God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
July 15, 2010
My heart filled with pride when I heard about the story on the news back in 1997, and not because he was black or white, but because he was such an effective soldier and grassroots leader. He deserved more than a medal, but I hope he rests well now. Our country is a better place because of him.
July 15, 2010
God Bless, YOU, Mr. Baker. Thank you for your service, integrity, and compassion in a time when it was tested every day of your life. To your family: You've much to be proud of, and you have my sincere sympathy, and goodwill. Thanks, Vernon, for your sacrifice, and selfless example.
July 15, 2010
MAY YOU R.I.P. YOU DID YOUER DUTY
AS A SOLDIER& VETS REMEBER ALL VETS

JOHN[DOC]EAGLE
S/MC/US.NAVY
July 15, 2010
Well done sir! Well done!
July 15, 2010
REST IN PEACE
July 15, 2010
Thank You, Sir.
July 15, 2010
RIP another American Hero...thank you for your service to our great nation.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your bravery. It is sad to see your generation of black men moving on but,iam so greatful to have men like you and my dad who also served in WWII. I thank God he gave you to us. Rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
From one vet. to another.Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
July 15, 2010
Mr. Vernon Baker Family, he fought a good fight, he finish his course,and he kept the faith. Now, he gone home to receive an even greater reward.God Bless your family.

C.Porter
Fort Worth,Texas
July 15, 2010
God bless you and may you rest in perfect peace. Thank you for your service and courage in the fight for all people's freedom.
July 15, 2010
A true hero, may you rest in peace
July 15, 2010
Mr. Baker, you will always live in our hearts and prayers. Thank you very much for your services to our country.

From the daughter of a WW11 veteran.
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace soldier.

Wesley S Anderson Vet Nam Vet
July 15, 2010
Well done soldier...well done! Your war is over, peace at last.
July 15, 2010
May God Bless You Mr. Baker and Thank you for your service.
July 15, 2010
Thank You Mr Baker for paving the way for our military families that may not have the knowledge that you were blessed with. My God continue to bless your family. May you rest in peace.
Lynnea Bailey
July 15, 2010
My condolences to the Vernon Baker Family. He served this country proudly and will forever be remembered. God Bless You!!
July 15, 2010
A true American Hero. You fought the fight and you won.
July 15, 2010
Vernon: Rest in peace brother. Please know that you will not be forgotten by your brothers in arms. Your honor will forever be enshrined in the annals of a very special few men who gave the full measure of devotion to his comrades and his country.
July 15, 2010
July 15, 2010
My deepest condolences to the family of Lt. Baker. Lt. Baker's sacrifice and service will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace, Sir!
July 15, 2010
God bless this great american hero.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for serving our country. I send my deepest sympathy to your family.
July 15, 2010
Good job, sir. Rest in peace !

Sgt. Derek Davis - Suffolk, Virginia
July 15, 2010
Thank you, and rest in peace, Mr. Baker.
July 15, 2010
A 'real' American hero "on" the battlefield during WWII and "in" the battlefield during the 1940's, 50's,60's in America society. It is rare today that America has this type of hero to showcase as someone to exemplify. "Thank you" Baker family for sharing your patriot.
July 15, 2010
This man's place is Heaven is assured. He now can join his buddies who have been called home.
July 15, 2010
God bless you sir and thank you so very much for your service.
July 15, 2010
A job well done, sir ! Rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
From a fellow veteran to another, I salute you, to bad this award didn't happen years ago, may you rest in peace, God Bless You Bob Donmoyer, VA.
July 15, 2010
A great soldier and patriot of this nation has gone to Glory...receive him Father for he was one of the dearest and the best O Lord.
July 15, 2010
Hey Vern,
You did a great job !
R.I.P. A true hero !!!!!!
July 15, 2010
RIP Mr. Baker..Thank you for all you did for us as Americans & keeping us free. Thankful you finally received the honor you so very much deserved. May you now be receiving the blessing in Heaven you deserve as well & reunited w/your fellow soliders & friends.
God Bless
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country.May you rest in peace. ` ` `` M. Mabuya, Virginia
July 15, 2010
Your life should be shared with all Black people. We have lost our dignity and become complacent. To those young black youth's who are lost and have no sense of direction. Your life should be a guide.

It was an honor to read this article...God Bless you and Thank you!
July 15, 2010
Finally full honors and salute to Mr. Baker. We never met but your tear soaked eyes on a PBS special during the Medal of Honor award ceremony is forever burned in my memory! Thank you for your great service to us all. Rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
A heartfelt thank you for your services to our country. May you rest in sweet peace.
July 15, 2010
Goodbye to a great American Hero!!!!
July 15, 2010
I thank you for all you done
RIP
July 15, 2010
As a Christian and a citizen of the U.S.A., I thank God for this man and the life he led. The skin we are in is just the wrapping paper. What we do with the present inside, is up to us.
July 15, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Baker. Thank you for your service to this country and for being so brave in the face of danger. You are an American hero!
July 15, 2010
A true hero who deserves the recognition of all us veterans. May you rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
MAY THE MEMORIES YOU HOLD DEAR IN YOUR HEART COMFORT AND STRENGTHEN YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW.

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
July 15, 2010
Mr. Baker, you are truly a role model for us all. You will be missed. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
July 15, 2010
Rest ye now you weary soldier in the arms of our Loving Father God. You have served our God & Country well. Thank You from an Army mother.
July 15, 2010
Rest in Peace Mr. Baker. Thank you for your service to our country. You are a true American Hero
July 15, 2010
Thank you. and God Bless. Rest in Peace, our American Hero.
July 15, 2010
God bless you Mr. Vernon Baker and thank God for Brave and good people like you. May you rest in paradise forever with our Lord.

R Villar, Gonzales, La.
July 15, 2010
Isaiah 54:17
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.

Rest with my LORD
July 15, 2010
May God bless you and give you comfort during your time of sorrow. He was a truly remarkable soldier and man. He fought a good fight, both on and off the battlefield. May he rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for showing a country what a real cetizen is, one who serves his country expecting that is what it is what is called of all of us. Rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
With great sadness and respect we mark the passing of Vernon Baker. The members of the Ada County United Veterans Council and the Gem State Chapter of the Association of the United States Army salute your service, sacrifice, and commitment. I pray we meet and share a toast at “Fiddlers Green” some day – See you on the high ground Vernon.
July 15, 2010
I salute you Mr. Baker. Thank you so much for your bravery and courage so that we can live in a free country. You make me proud to be an Afro-American. Thank you and REST IN PEACE!!
July 15, 2010
My condolences to the family. May God give you comfort during this tender time. I salute Mr. Baker, a true mighty man of valor. May he rest in peace and his story be told for many generations.
July 15, 2010
God bless this great American hero.
July 15, 2010
THANK GOD, HE FINALLY RECEIVED THE HONOR HE DESERVED.
MAY HE REST IN PEACE. A REAL HERO OF AMERICA. I SALUTE HIM AS A FELLOW VETERAN
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your valiant service to our country. May you rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Baker, this country has lost another patriot from the greatest generation. Always Honor Their Memory. Rest in the arms of the Lord.
July 15, 2010
May God bless and keep each family member at this time of loss. God has just received another Angle.
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace soldier.
July 15, 2010
To the Baker Family:
The United States of America is a better place to live because of the sacrafices
made by Mr. Vernon Baker.
I will forever cherish the memory of Mr. Vernon Baker.
He will never be forgotten.
July 15, 2010
Rest in peace Mr. Baker. Thank you to you and all the members of "The Greatest Generation" for preserving our freedoms.
July 15, 2010
My condolences to this family in their time of Loss. Being a Veteran myself, I salute this man for his courage under fire. Black or white or pink or yellow. If you served this country and you do something so heroic then you deserve the recognition. . May Mr Baker rest in peace and that his family remember the good times and not the bad times they had with him.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker and my deepest sympathy to the Family. God Bless you all. Please know that many, MANY people are thankful for Mr. Vernon Baker and his service & life. Thank God we as a Nation have changed from those days. Marcus White
July 15, 2010
MR. BAKER you have given so many black men the encouragement to know that it's not about them its about being true to what you believe in..Thanks for paving the way for so many of our youg BLACK AMERICANS...letting them know that their works is not in vein.
July 15, 2010
I feel certain you will sleep with our Good Lord for eternity.
Thank you eternally for your valor and sevice to the USA and for letting our citizens sleep a little easier during those horrible war years.
July 15, 2010
I salute you soldier! Rest in Peace.
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for you service to America
July 15, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 15, 2010
To family of Mr. Baker: We are thankful to Mr. Baker for all he did for America and his commitment to our Country even in the face of racial injustice and adversity. May God continue to richly bless you during this difficult time and may his legacy live on in you.
July 15, 2010
Thank you on behalf of our country because of you, I as well as my sons are proud to be Afro-Americans and sing loud and clear "God Bless America". God bless you Mr. Baker rest in the arms of God.
July 15, 2010
The pangs of racism never goes away. It takes a man of great courage and mental fortitude to endure what he did.
Rest in peace, old soldier, for God has a crown for you.
July 15, 2010
Sincere Sympathy to the Baker Family, I'm glad Mr. Baker lived to receive the Medal of Honor. Skin color should make no difference when a man goes off to serve his country. He is there defending his country regardless of skin color, religion or etc. I hope in the future that men that earn the honor of receiving medals, awards, etc. receive the recognition they deserve right away, and not 60 years later. Again, my sincere sympathy.
July 15, 2010
To 2nd Lt Baker:

A job well done soldier. Rest in peace.
July 15, 2010
A true man of valor. God speed.
July 15, 2010
Mr Baker Yes you are a TRUE american Hero..I Salute you and may the Blessed be upon you in Jesus name..
July 15, 2010
May he rest in peace.

Semper Fidelis
Robert L. Walsh
MSgt USMC(Ret)
July 15, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
http://www.ruthann1.com
July 15, 2010
Mr Baker, Thank you for ALL you did here on this earth for me and my family.May your riches in heaven be your greatest reward. God bless you and your family.
July 15, 2010
Our deepest sympathy to your family.... Thank you for your service to our country......
July 15, 2010
I wish I would have known Mr. Bakers story before his passing.
My heart is saddened to know that he was not honored at the time of his service and devotion to our Country!
You can just see the humbleness in his eyes while receiving his award.
May God bless each and everyone of his family and friends.
July 15, 2010
Thank you for your valor to save American soldiers, no matter what color they were. You are a true American and I know the Lord will keep you close to Him. Az. woman
July 15, 2010
I was priveledged to meet Vernon at a Medal of Honor Recognition in Chicago in the 1980's. As a Vietnam Veteran myself, I admired his courage and selflessness under fire to not only bring aid and comfort to the men assigned under him but to stifle the enemy advance. I am sad that generations past saw skin color as a distinction as to who was capable of showing courage and valor on the battlefield.
I was then, and still am proud to have served alongside men and women of all backgrounds who wore the same green uniform that I did.
Thank you, Lt Baker for a job well done and it is an honor to call you my 'Brother In Arms'. Take your place in the Final Formation and join our Brothers, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice so we could remain free. I salute you, Sir ... No Mission to Difficult, No Sacrifice To Great.
July 15, 2010
To you Mr. Baker for a job well done, I truly can say you "lead the way"
July 15, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathy and most sincere condolence in the loss of your much loved Vernon. This country owes it's freedom to men like Vernon Baker. Thank you for sharing him with the Armed Forces family. With deepest respect.

Darr King, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
July 15, 2010
You are truly a soldier's soldier. May your family be proud and honored for all you have given. God Bless your family as you move on to the Army of the Lord.
July 15, 2010
Dear Mr. Baker:

Your legacy will never be erased from the hearts, minds and history books. You fought and won an earthly battle, and have now received your heavenly rewards. Rest in Eternal Peace with your golden wings of Glory. We, sincerely, "thank you" for your heroic deeds and unselfish strategic decisions! May God give your family the resolution of peace, comfort and the clear mind to know that you were, are and eternally will be 'our' special
Afro-American HERO!

God Bless You and Your Family,
Veola Carter - CT & SC
July 15, 2010
I wish you could have received this honor while still alive. Your family can have the pride of your service for generations to come.

Bless you and thank you for your service to our country.
July 15, 2010
Mr. Baker, Well done! Rest well in eternal peace!.--
July 15, 2010
I am emotionally moved this morning by the story of Mr. Baker. All I can say is Thank You Lord for the life of Bro. Vernon Baker and Thank You for the contribution he has made (and will make) to the life of each citizen of our country. Pastor William C. Morgan, Valdosta,Ga.
July 15, 2010
Men like Lt. Baker are an inspiration to all service members who have encountered discrimination within the military and society in general.
July 15, 2010
Mr.Vernon you are a Hero. God Bless you
July 15, 2010
Thank you Mr. Baker for your service to our country. Now you are at peace for a job well done while here on earth. GOD bless you and your family.
July 15, 2010
LOST, BUT NEVER SHOULD HE BE FORGOTTEN
July 15, 2010
The Lord knew how deep the pain went in his life. He was a soldier here and he is among the greatest soldiers in Heaven.
July 15, 2010
To Mr. Baker's Family,

I didn't know Him but, from what I just read He is someone you can be very PROUD of. He is one of the Angel's looking down on you all. My prayers goes out to you all.
July 15, 2010
Mr. Baker was a true American Hero. I wasn't aware of 'his story': American 'History' until now. Thank you for all you've done for America and especially Black Americans like me. May God bless your family.
July 15, 2010
Job well done. May God sustain your family.
July 15, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Vernon Baker your valor not only proves to America our faith in God, but the fact that people of color are first class people. M Elder
July 15, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 15, 2010
God bless you and thank you for your service.
July 15, 2010
Thank you, Mr. Baker. I owe my freedom and lifestyle to exceptional men like yourself. May God richly reward you and bless and protect your earthly family.
July 15, 2010
Your truly worn the armor of valor. I salute you 2nd Lt Baker and all WWII vets.
July 15, 2010
When I am dead, my dearest

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
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