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State Senator John Eklund (R - Munson Township) today presented a Senate Resolution to the family of Lance Corporal David Raymond Baker. Lance Corporal Baker, a native of Painesville, died on October 20, 2009 after a roadside-bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan. Earlier in the day, family members attended a joint convention of the General Assembly where they received the Ohio Military Medal of Distinction in recognition of Lance Corporal Baker's service and sacrifice. The Ohio Military Medal of Distinction was presented to 35 families who have lost loved ones in combat. The ceremony was held in the House Chamber of the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Eklund represents the 18th District which Geauga and Lake Counties and part of Cuyahoga County. He lives in Munson Township with his wife, Meg.
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