Adjutant Lyle L. Baker,
Doc to those in the Detachment deployed for his finial destination the morning of
July 16, 2010.
"Doc" Baker was and will continue to be a guiding hand for Detachment 1314. Always ready to "lend a hand" for the many fundraisers and projects of the Detachment or just words of wisdom and encouragement to help us accomplish our endeavor.
A Retired Navy Hospital Man, he served in Vietnam as an FMF Corpsman, and aboard the USS Beale, and was a member of the NASA, SMEAT team which conducted testing for our Astronauts in Houston, TX.
After retirement from the Navy, Doc continued his medical career at Mose Cone Health Systems as Chief Histotechnologist from 1973 until 1999,
Doc was the best import from Mahaska County IA, the Triad Area could have received. Doc continued his association with the military, he held the Post of Adjutant of the Detachment and Adjutant of VFW Post 7999. He had many hobbies that ranged from gardening, building Carolina Blue Bird houses, camping, and his addiction to Cub Cadet tractors.
The Community and our Detachment have lost one outstanding Corpsman and MARINE.
SEMPER FI, Doc.
Walter F. Valley Sr.
Walter made his finial muster October 23, 2009. He was a Charter member of our Detachment and a World War II veteran.
Walter was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Bravery.
A self-taught man, which afforded him many experiences and advantages. He lived life to the fullest and at the end was co-owner of Best Bagels, in Greensboro with his wife of 67 years Yolanda Buonocore Valley.
The Virtual Wall of those That Gave All during the Viet Nam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost comrades.
First click on a state......then when it opens .........a name.......then it should show you
a picture of the person or at least his bio and medals......