Major Michael Lynn Baker

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  • "Fair winds and following seas, old friend. Semper..."
    - John Parker
  • "I knew him well, and did help when needed on his VA service..."
  • "Michael Baker served with me in Japan. An outstanding..."
    - Col. Edward Murphy, USMC Ret.
  • "Feb 4th - Happy birthday, Dad! You almost made it bud, but..."
    - Tom
  • "My Dad was larger than life itself..... he still is to me. ..."
    - Tom Baker
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Major Michael Lynn Baker USMC Ret., born Feb. 4, 1933 in Houston, Texas. Left this world January 21, 2013 in Lake City, FL. Survived by his wife of 49 yrs. Valdalea Baker, Major Baker served in the United States Marine Corps for over 30 yrs, first as enlisted, after 16 yrs he was a Gunnery Sgt. when commissioned as an officer. He served in a number of posts throughout the world including combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of many veterans and fraternal organizations and did much to give back over the years.
Major Baker requested no funeral services, however a Memorial service will be held at the Lake City Moose Lodge on February 7, 2013 at 12:00. Drinks and a dinner provided. All his friends are invited.
Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 29, 2013
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