Keigan J. Baker

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Longview, WA

Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force

Rank: Airman First Class

Airman First Class Keigan J. Baker was an Air Force Special Tactics Combat Controller assigned to the S.T.T.S., 24th Special Operations Wing. He died during a surface training swim at Naval Support Activity Panama City, FL. Awards include the Air Force Basic Military Honor Graduate Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Ribbon, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Keigan was determined from a young age to accomplish a goal… to serve his country. When he set a goal, he pursued it with all his passion. He was extremely knowledgeable and found great pride in helping others and bringing out the best in them. One of his favorite sayings was, “Everything we do should have a purpose, taking us one step beyond what we were yesterday. DIE LIVING!”

Keigan is greatly missed and will always be remembered by his loving family, friends, and teammates. He took great pride in his craft and was determined to live up to and honor those who came before him who gave their lives to protect our freedom. “First there, that others may live.”

Age: 24

Date of Death: March 19, 2020

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