Edwin W. Baron – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Edwin W. Baron died , at age 91, on Monday, October 26, 1998, at his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, after a long illness, loving husband of the late Kathryn (Gralnek) Baron.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School, class of 1929, he dedicated many years of active duty to the Judge Advocate General Corps. During his career, he presided as Judge on General Courts Martials throughout Europe and the Southwestern U.S.; he served as Provost Court Authority in Tokyo, Japan; and he served in the Military Justice Division reviewing cases tried by the International Tribunal. He also served as a member of and chairman of the Board of Review of the U.S. Army Judiciary. In recognition of his significant to military law and precedent, Colonel Baron was awarded the Legion of Merit upon his retirement from active duty in 1967.

He is survived by three daughters, Tobye Karl, with her husband, Dr. Edward Karl of West Hartford, Connecticut, Bonnie Mayer-Sommer, with her husband, Alan Mayer-Sommer of Potomac, Maryland and Linda Baron of Washington, D. C. Also survived by grandchildren, Kimberly Anne Karl, Jonathan Baron Karl, David Emil Mayer-Sommer and Laura Ann Mayer-Sommer.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors, Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 9 a.m. Memorial will be observed by the family, Wednesday and Thursday evening. Donations may be made to Hospice Services of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 1000, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.

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