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In Memory of

George A. Baker

September 17, 1919 - March 24, 2015

Obituary


George Arnold Baker, 95, died March 24, 2015 in a private residential long term care home. He was previously widowed in 2009 by his beloved wife of 68 years, Elma.

He was born in New Haven, Ct. and lived in Sebastian, FL for 29 years prior to going into assisted living in Melbourne in 2011.

George A. Baker was a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), from the US Army. He served from 1937 to 1957. He spent time in Japan after WWII as the Executive Officer of Omari Prison, which confined the likes...

George Arnold Baker, 95, died March 24, 2015 in a private residential long term care home. He was previously widowed in 2009 by his beloved wife of 68 years, Elma.

He was born in New Haven, Ct. and lived in Sebastian, FL for 29 years prior to going into assisted living in Melbourne in 2011.

George A. Baker was a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), from the US Army. He served from 1937 to 1957. He spent time in Japan after WWII as the Executive Officer of Omari Prison, which confined the likes of ranking Japanese war criminals including; Tojo, General Homma, Tokyo Rose, and certain finance and imperial staff officers
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He was a trainer for the 579th anti-aircraft artillery. He received multiple significant medals from the Army over his career, but one of the most impressive was the Citation for the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in connection with military operations against the armed enemy from Jun through Nov 1951. He was also in Pusan, Korea during this particular confrontation, as a platoon leader with a squadron of difficult recruits, which he handled masterfully and survived the event.

After retirement from the armed services, George decided to enter the civilian service of the Department of Defense where he worked from 1960ish to 1973 as a financial analyst. He retired from all employment in 1973.

In his spare time, he was an environmentalist involved in the improvement of projects in water resources of Greater New England. He was so interested in water resources, that he enrolled and graduated from the Waste Water and Water Treatment College in Neosho, MO in the 1970s.

He and his wife were part of the original organization of volunteers for the Indian River County, FL ambulance Service .

He was also a member of the South Royalston, MA 2nd Congregational Church.

He loved to fish, hunt, walk, and being out doors.