Up in Idaho, another 82nd Airborne parent reaches out and tries to help the widow of a MOH winner -
Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker passed away last month before many needed repairs could be completed on his house in St, Maries, Idaho.. His wife, Heidi, did not have the funds to travel to Arlington National Cemetery for his funeral. Many local an national folks have stepped up including Congressman Walt Minnick to cover the cost of her flight and hotel…well done everyone.
However, Vernon’s house is still in need of repairs estimated at more than $19,000. We need to help this hero’s widow and be sure she is taken care of. The Idaho National Guard, which has been raising funds and is being assisted by American Legion Post 143 in Post Falls, Idaho.
If you can help, call John Dunlap at 208-773-9054.