Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags at half staff from 8:00am Tuesday to 5:00pm Wednesday. The move is to honor two fallen soldiers. 20 year Army SGR Donald L Baker’s remains were returned to Iowa in January. He was reported MIA in 1950 in South Korea. 20 year old Army PFC John H Walker’s remains were returned to Iowa in April. He was reported MIA in 1944 and later reported to deceased in 1945 in Germany.
Army Sgt. Donald L. Baker, originally of Thornton, Arkansas, was reported missing in action September 1950 near Haman, South Korea. The 20-year-old’s remains were identified in January 2018 and returned to his family in Iowa for burial. He will receive full military honors. The Iowa National Guard encourages the public to attend Sgt. Baker’s memorial service.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Memorial & graveside services for Sgt. Donald L. Baker
Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel
1221 1st Avenue SW
Oak Hill Cemetery
1705 Mount Vernon Road SE
Immediately following memorial service
Army Pfc. John H. Walker of Morning Sun, Iowa, was reported missing in action November 1944 near Schönthal, Germany. The 20-year-old’s status was changed to deceased November 1945. His remains were identified in April 2018. Pfc. Walker will receive full military honors.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Memorial service for Pfc. John H. Walker
Procession from Hagele and Honts Funeral Home to Elmwood Cemetery
10 SW First Street