- "Jackson, Baker, follow me! We'll draw their fire! Go!"
- — Cpt. Foley
Private Baker was a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division that was dropped into France on June 6, 1944. He was picked up by a mixed unit led by Cpt. Foley of the 101st Airborne and aided in the defense of Ste. Mere-Eglise against the German counterattack that followed later that morning.
After a Tiger I Panzer and Panzer-grenadier's go down one of the roads leading into the town, Foley ordered Baker and Pvt. Jackson to draw its fire while Pvt. Martin retrieved a Panzerfaust 60 from the town's church.