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.


David Baker Memorial Scholarship - Painesville, OH

This scholarship is awarded at David’s alma mater, Riverside High School.  Funding has been accomplished through various events sponsored by both his brother, Mark, and former Marines within the community.  Dog Tag Legacy Fund is proud to support the David Baker Memorial Scholarship with grant funds to further uphold David’s legacy.