CW2 Michael A Baker was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/03/2003 at the age of 56.1 from A/C accident
Colorado Springs, CO
Flight Class 67-3
Date of Birth 06/07/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 247 MED DET in 67-68
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF
This information was provided by Barry Geller

More detail on this person: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - Thursday, July 10, 2003

Beloved Husband, Father and Friend, passed away tragically along with his wife, Kathleen G. Baker, in a plane crash July 3, 2003. Michael was born June 7, 1947 to Warren and Ann Baker in Oregon, and grew up in Louisiana with his two younger brothers and younger sister.

Michael graduated from Abbeville High School in Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. He became a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Michael served his country with pride and honor in Vietnam in 1969-1970, where he flew Medivac helicopters into hostile territory to rescue wounded soldiers. Among the numerous awards he received from his service in Vietnam, the two Purple Hearts were the most meaningful to him and his family. Michael started flying when he was 17 years old, and has been an avid pilot ever since.

Michael met his wife, Kathleen Gremillion in 1980. They fell in love and were married February 14, 1981. Michael moved his family to Colorado Springs in 1986, where he worked for the City of Colorado Springs. He left his job with the city to start his own business. He founded Morningstar Contracting, a real estate development business. Michael was deeply in love with his wife, and a wonderful father to his three children. Michael was passionate about flying. He had over 10,000 hours of flight time logged. He and his wife spent many months a year traveling around Europe, and planned to buy property in Rome for their retirement. Michael was an avid Broncos fan, and attended as many games as he possibly could to cheer his home team on.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Geautreaux, his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Baker, and his father, Warren Howard Baker.

His children, Nicole Michelle Blakey, Warren Howard Baker II and Allison Cochrane Templeton, survive Michael. His mother, Ann Geautreaux Baker; his brothers Thomas Howard and Christopher Francis; and his sister, Susan Baker Robin and their children.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all friends and family members for all of their love, prayers and support. Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - Thursday, July 10, 2003

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