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Interviewee Sort descending Collection Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Samuel Baker NOAA Heritage Oral History Project

On August 26th, 1922, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Captain Sam Baker was born to a father who had immigrated from Lithuania in 1902 at the age of 15 and a mother who hailed from Louisville, Kentucky, born in 1900. After graduating from Clarksdale High School in June 1940, Baker pursued further studies, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University in August 1943. In September 1943, he enlisted in the Marines and served in Hawaii, Guam, and Guadalcanal, where Baker joined the 6th Marine Division.

Molly Graham , , Scottsdale, AZ NOAA Heritage Program, National Weather Service