Jeffrey W. Baden

Platoon Leader
3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
Vietnam 1967-1968
Born February 27, 1947 - Died May 24, 2008

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Jeffrey W. Baden of Alpharetta, GA died May 24, 2008. He was born February 27, 1947 at West Point, NY, son of Captain and Mrs. Robert E. Baden.

He was raised in the Army, living in many places in the United States and overseas. He was graduated from Georgia State University.

He served in the Army during the Viet Nam War. Graduated from Infantry Officers Candidate school in 1967 and served in Viet Nam in the American Division as a Rifle Platoon Leader in 1967 and 1968. He was in much heavy fighting including the Tet Offensive of January/February 1968. His platoon successfully completed its missions and Jeffrey was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Upon return to the USA, he completed college and became an entrepreneur in the development of insecticides using boric acid and other non-toxic chemicals. He spent his adult years in the development and sale of insect control.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM with gathering at 10:00 AM Sunday, June 8, 2008 at the Roswell Funeral Home at 950 Mansell Road, Roswell GA 30076, telephone 770-993-4811.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Shelby Baden, his father, Colonel Robert E. Baden, two sisters, Christopher Robin Baden-Mayer and Barbara Baden and a brother, Robert L. Baden, a sister-in-law Kristine Baden, a brother-in-law, Joseph Mayer, five nieces, and two nephews.

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Originally published by The Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution on June 4, 2008.

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