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posted 7/8/2010 2:15:48 PM  Reply w/Quote
Am looking for any info on my grandfather Lexie Baker of Pound, VA who was a machine gunner in the 56th infantry. My aunt recently received a letter from someone who remembers that everyone, including the Germans, enjoyed Lexie's mountain style fiddling. My grandfather brought a violin home from Germany after the war. Thanks.

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posted 7/11/2010 10:06:29 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello, I am fascinated by the story of
Lexie Baker. Do you know which company he
belonged to? (A, B, C, D, Service, Headquarters?) Note that because of an error, almost all the men from the 56th
who are listed in the roster entitled
"17,000 Members" are listed as from Headquarters. In many cases this was incorrect. The correct information is on his discharge paper. Also, could you please find out the name and address of the man who wrote your grandmother. You can
send this to me: Mike Woldenberg
geomike@buffalo.edu
Thank you.

Mike Woldenberg