Plymouth County

Pfc Clarence Baker




Our Neighbors in the Service


Pvt. Clarence Baker left for Camp Stewart, Ga. after a 10-day furlough here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baker.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 26, 1944


After spending a week at Remsen with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baker, Pfc. Clarence Baker departed Wednesday to report for duty at Fort Meade, Md., to which place he has been transferred from Camp Gordon, Ga.  Pfc. Baker has been in the army more than three years and says he is getting along well. He acknowledges weekly receipt of the home paper which he says interests him as much as it does all the other service people.

His brother, M/Sgt. Victor L. Baker, is somewhere in England as a crew chief aboard a B-24. He has been overseas more than a year.

Another Baker boy, Roscoe Baker, entered the service last week, leaving Sunday with several others for Fort Snelling, Minn., induction camp.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker are justly proud over the records made by Clarence and Victor, and of the fact that they have given three stalwarts to the cause of Uncle Sam.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 5, 1945

Clarence A. Baker was born Dec. 14, 1919 to Kenneth Clifford and Clara Strackbein Baker. He died July 19, 1979 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, LeMars, IA.

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