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William B. Baker

Place of Birth: New York, New York
Home of record: New York New York


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal in lieu of the Certificate of Merit previously issued to Corporal William B. Baker, United States Army, for distinguished service in action at Manila, Philippine Islands, on 13 August 1898, while serving as a member of Astor Battery.

General Orders: D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)

Action Date: August 13, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Astor Battery