Baldwin Carr

September 29, 2009

Baldwin Carr (BS Chem Egr ’50), who died as a Chinese prisoner during the Korean War, posthumously received the nation’s oldest military decoration – the Purple Heart combat medal – in a campus ceremony on September 29, 2009. The Purple Heart acknowledges the bravery and sacrifice of First Lt. Baldwin Ronald Carr, who was taken prisoner by the Chinese on April 25, 1951, and died in captivity just four months later, on Sept. 1. His body has never been returned to his family.