CPT Sydney "Sid" A. Baker was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/27/2009 at the age of 63.9
Mendon, NY
Flight Class 69-10
Date of Birth 03/30/1945
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HML-367 in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam SCARFACE 21
This information was provided by John Keller

More detail on this person: Baker, Sydney Adair "Sid"

Mendon, NY: Passed away suddenly, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2009, at age 63. Sid was born in Brownwood, TX, on March 30th, 1945. He spent his childhood in Odessa, TX. He was predeceased by his parents, Rupert and Thelma Baker. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Yvonne Baker, and his sons Nicholaus Adair and Patrick Wendell, and countless friends. An aviation professional his entire life, he retired in December, 2008, after having served for six years as Director of Aviation for Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to Kodak he had a 20-year career as a corporate aviator with IBM.

Upon receiving his bachelor's degree from TCU in 1967, he joined the Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam as a Cobra Attack helicopter pilot, receiving The Silver Star and The Distinguished Flying Cross, among many other awards. His love for travel was evidenced by he and his wife having lived in over a dozen locations throughout the United States and the world. An avid outdoorsman, Sid loved spending time at his farm in Alfred, NY, with his dogs, family and friends. He embraced the local community in countless ways, evidenced by his generous support at School #12.

A Memorial Service will be held at Spiritus Christi Church on Friday, March 13th at 12:00 pm, 121 North Fitzhugh St., Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations can be sent to: James P. B. Duffy School #12, c/o Michele Liguori-Alampi, 999 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620, and/or the "Wounded Warrior Project", 7020 A.C. Skinner Pkwy., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (

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