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Robert C. Baldridge

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Second Lieutenant Robert C. Baldridge, USA (ret.) “attended Omaha Central High School, participating in ROTC training, before transferring to Hotchkiss Prep School. While a student at Yale, Baldridge entered military service. During World War II, he served over two years in Europe with the 34th Field Artillery Battalion, 9th Infantry Division. Baldridge received the Bronze Star and left military service as a 2nd Lieutenant. Robert C. Baldridge died on February 19, 2005. Second Lieutenant Robert C. Baldridge is the author of Victory Road. 


The MOAA said of Victory Road, “Baldridge’s book is a World War II memoir that tells the gripping story of a determined young soldier in an artillery battalion of the famous 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. First Army. He landed on D-Day +4 in Normandy in June 1944 and fought through five battle campaigns to victory over Germany in May 1945 at the Elbe River. As an artillery forward observer, Baldridge was awarded a Bronze Star medal and a battlefield commission to 2nd lieutenant.”

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