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Leading the charge for veterans in Maryland
Leading the charge for veterans in Maryland

Carolynn Baker, the newest commander of the American Legion Department of Maryland who hails from Harford County, is making better access to health care for veterans and growing the membership of the American Legion her top priorities as the leader of 63,000 American Legion members throughout the state. "The more people involved, the more the Legion can do," she said. "The larger the numbers, the bigger the voice." Baker, 67, of Bel Air, is the first woman to serve as state commander for the Maryland department since it was chartered in 1919. The past commander of Legion Post 39 in Bel Air was elected to Maryland Legion's top leadership post in July, during the...