Vernon Baker, who was the only living black veteran awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in World War II, receiving it 52 years after he wiped out four German machine-gun nests on a hilltop in northern Italy, died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries, Idaho. He was 90.
Blues skies Vernon Baker
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The Spokane news was reporting that the widow, daughter and grandson couldn't afford to attend his funeral at Arlington. The community came together and dontated money and one of the Senators donated his frequent flier miles. So they will be attending the funeral next month. The latest is they are trying to get his step daughter a permenant visa.
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