LCpl David R. Baker
United States Marine Corps
1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division
OCT 1, 1987 – OCT 20, 2009 | Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Hometown: Painesville, OH
When David was asked to write a paper in 4th grade about what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer was “A Marine.” His love of family and country and his commanding, powerful presence led him to be called the “icon of selflessness” by a fellow Marine. To honor David’s legacy, the Baker family created the David Baker Memorial Scholarship.