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Medal of Honor Recipient

At the monthly meeting of the Robert Hogan American Legion Post 21, Edward L. Galavotti, USN retired was a guest speaker along with his committee partner to present a special event to take place with regards to a Medal of Honor recipient. This is one of three for Wyoming.

Per Galavotti's presentation:

Vernon Baker was born December 17, 1919, on the west side of Cheyenne, Wyoming. At the age of four he lost both parents in a car accident. By 1939 he had also lost both grandparents who had taken him in after the loss of his parents. After a series of menial jobs, Vernon enlisted in the U.S. Army...


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