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CPL HERMAN JOHN BAER

  • Branch: Marines
  • Hometown/City: HOPKINS, MN
  • Date of Birth: 06-07-1944
  • Date of Death: 09-22-1967
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Unit: 3RD PLT, C CO, 3RD ANTITANK BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
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    Con Thien ("Hill of Angels"), officially known as Hill 158, was a Marine outpost located just south of the Demilitarized Zone. During the first three years of US involvement the DMZ was off-limits to US forces but was used feely by the North Vietnamese Army. One NVA use was as a sheltered location for heavy artillery - and one favorite target for that artillery was the outpost at Con Thien. On 31 July 1966 enemy artillery fire resulted in six dead Marines: C Co, 3rd Antitank Bn: Cpl Herman J. Baer, Hopkins, MN H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 9th Marines: Cpl Paul G. Giroir, New Orleans, LA LCpl Thomas H. Benton, Sonora, CA Pfc David A. Krisan, Chicago, IL LCpl Bruce E. Sagerian, Worcester, MA M Co, 3rd Bn, 9th Marines: Pfc Leon L. Lochthowe, Minot, ND

    Courtesy of The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial,
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    Corporal Baer was awarded the Purple Heart.

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