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Donald L Baer

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission

War: Korean
Parent/Wife: Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Baer
City: Babcock
Birth Date: abt 1930
Death Date: July 20th, 1950
How Died: KIA
Where Died: Korea
Where Buried: Racine, WI
Rank: Cpl
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


Donald Lavern Baer was born on March 07, 1930 in Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Army and served during the Korean War. Baer had the rank of Private First Class. His Occupation or specialty was Light Weapons Infantryman. Corporal Baer served with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division.
Corporal Baer experienced a serious casualty which ultimately resulted in loss of life on July 20, 1950. This occurred in or around South Korea. Circumstances of the casualty were attributed to: "MIA Missing in Action Declared Dead" Corporal Baer was memorialized at the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. In September of 2017, Donald Baer's sister, Janet, received word that his remains had been identified from those recovered from South Korea after the war. Corporal Baer finally returned home and was memorialized in a ceremony in November of 2017.


News Articles

Baer Missing
Baer Notice
Baer Notice 2
Baer Presumed
County Soldier Reported Lost
Cpl. Baer Finally Returns Home


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