Sergeant Erwin E. Baker, Gilman, WI, has been awarded the Silver
Star for gallantry in action. Sergeant Gilman, serving with the 349th Infantry with
the Fifth Army in Italy, effectively halted an enemy attack which enabled his
company to hold its position. "His deeds typify the heroic traditions of
the American soldier," the citation declares. His father, Samuel
Baker, lives at Route 1, Gilman.