Erwin E. Baker

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.