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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com