• About Michael E. Baum
     
    He was born on July 29, 1948, at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  His father was the sargaent of the police department.  His mother was a nurse.  I was the oldest of four children.  My siblings names were Maribeth, Russ, and James. He attended Roosevelt Junior High and MacArthur High School.  He went to college in Houston, Texas.  He liked to shoot pool and ride motorcycles.  He worked at Kelly's Potato Chips and Steak & Shake.  He loved kids and wanted to be a teacher.
     
    He attended college for one year and then was recruited for the army.  He died in Vietnam on July 18, 1970.