GUY BALDWIN, JR., 2LT, USA

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Guy Baldwin, Jr. '39

Date of birth: 1916

Date of death: July 15, 1944

Age: 27

Naval Academy Register

Guy Baldwin, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on June 22, 1935 at age 18 years 9 months.

He resigned February 18, 1937 because he was "Deficient in studies, first term's work. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign. Also had been disqualified at annual physical examination."

Loss

Guy was lost on July 15, 1944 in Normandy. Unable to find any details, apart from his unit being the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France.

A history of the 2nd Infantry Regiment from 9 July 1944 to 9 May 1945 lists Guy as a Private. If the listing of his unit at time of death is accurate, perhaps he had been reassigned based on a battlefield commission.

Service number: O1320583.

Memorial Hall Error

There are two different listings that give his rank as 2LT; Memorial Hall has 1LT.


Class of 1939

Guy is one of 77 members of the Class of 1939 on Virtual Memorial Hall.