Iowa Flags To Half Staff For Two Fallen Soldiers

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

Cedar Rapids

12 p.m.

 

Oak Hill Cemetery

1705 Mount Vernon Road SE

Cedar Rapids

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

Morning Sun

1 p.m.

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