Vernon Baker

Of all the stories I have produced and reported over the years, this story is my favorite. It is the story of Vernon Baker who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War Two. But due to segregation and racism, it took more than fifty years for the Army to finally honor Vernon for his valor on the battlefield. Vernon passed away in July, 2010. He was 90 years old.

The story won an Emmy for Outstanding Public Affairs Segment.