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Baber, Robert Marion

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Robert Marion Baber.

Unit/Placed in, USS Byrant (DD-665) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Robert is born approx. on 17 April 1925 in Botetourt County, Virginia.

Father, William J. Baber.

Mother, Ida P. (Bradbury) Baber.

Sister(s), Mary C. Vernon K. and Jaqueline L. Baber.

Brother(s), Charles E. Finley J. and Billy T. Baber.

 

Robert enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 8358740.

 

Robert was KIA when the USS Bryant on Radar picket was attacked by several “Zeke’s” on 16 April 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/665.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Byrant (DD-665) Destroyer
Kamikaze attack on the USS Sagamon
Japanese Mitsubishi-A6M Zero
Mascotte USS Bryant
Robert Marion Baber
His rank Seaman First Class