Send your well wishes to this local veteran for his birthday

For his 103rd birthday, Lt. Col. Harry Dillon Baker’s family is asking locals to send birthday cards and well wishes to the WWII veteran.

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Cheers to 103 years, Harry. | Photo via Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Madison WWII veteran Lt. Col. Harry Dillon Baker will celebrate his 103rd birthday on Monday, Oct. 9. To honor the special occasion, his family and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum invites Wisconsinites to send well wishes and birthday cards.

Address birthday cards or postcards to:

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Attn: Lt. Col. Baker’s Birthday

30 W. Mifflin St.

Madison, WI 53703

Note: To ensure that all cards reach him in time, try to get yours in the mail by Monday, Sept. 18.

Learn more

Harry’s service includes over two decades with the US Army and Reserves. To learn more about WWII, check out the Veterans Museum’s 20th Century to Present gallery where you’ll find displays including uniforms, artifacts, and informational overviews. The museum’s learning and research hub also offers resources like the Oral Histories Collection where you can read personal stories and experiences of Wisconsin veterans.

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