Plymouth County

Pvt. Ray Baack





Pvt. Ray Baack of Remsen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baack of LeMars, is home on an emergency furlough to visit his wife’s mother, Mrs. Wilberding, who is seriously sick at the Sacred Heart Hospital. Pvt. Baack entered the Army on March 31, and is stationed at Camp Stewart, Ga.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, June 22, 1944


After exactly six months in the Army and stationed continuously at Camp Stewart, Ga., where he was with the 479th AAA, Ray Baack arrived home Saturday carrying an honorable discharge, according to the Remsen Bell-Enterprise. Notice of the pending release was given him in camp two weeks ago and came as a surprise. Ray says the discharge was given because of a physical condition which brought him under the provisions of a new ruling which displaces the former “medical” discharge. He says that of late nearly 50 men have been sent home from Camp Stewart daily under the provisions of this ruling. The former army private has returned to his painting and interior decorating business which was left in the hands of others during his absence.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, October 9, 1944

Raymond Peter Baack was born Nov. 10, 1910 to William and Alma Raiser Baack. He died Sept. 22, 1948 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars, IA.

Raymond served with the U.S. Army in World War II.