2LT Clifford D. Baker was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/30/2011 at the age of 66.5
San Luis Obispo, CA
Flight Class 68-6
Date of Birth 01/22/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Call sign in Vietnam BLACK CAT
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Feb 2012

More detail on this person: Clifford Darrell Baker, 66, passed away suddenly Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his home.

Cliff was born in Astoria, Ore., attended schools there and graduated from Troy State University in Alabama.

He was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army, and loved his Army career as a pilot, Army ranger and operations officer.

Upon retirement from the Army, Cliff enjoyed a second career as a San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff.

A fierce patriot, he strove for excellence in everything he did. He managed to find the fun in every activity because life was too short to be taken seriously.

In retirement, he had time for his twin passions, tennis and travel, and threw his heart into both with the same dedication he brought to everything else.

Family was Cliff's mainstay. He was a loving husband, father, uncle and friend.

He leaves a void which will be hard to fill.

Cliff is survived by his wife, Meg; daughter, Stacey Arthur (Rob); and half-brother, Ron Slyter.

He was preceded in death by his two sons Quinn Robert and Marc Clifford; and parents, Cecil and Judith Baker.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Cliff, you are safe home. Rest in peace.

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