The War Story of Earl Paul Baum

The War Story of Earl Paul Baum

Originally Published: April 11, 2019

December 7, 1941, a day that changed America forever. WFSU’s Mike Plummer brings us the story of Navy Seaman Earl Paul Baum…one of many, who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Trapped aboard the capsized U.S.S. Oklahoma, then buried in an unknown grave. Now he has finally been laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Tallahassee.

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Mike Plummer is a content producer and editor for television at WFSU Public Media. He spent 25 years in commercial television as an art director, commercial director, promotion manager, station manager and creative services director before coming to WFSU in 2008. Mike likes to find the “unusual” or “out of the ordinary” stories in our Local Routes. He says the best part of his job is getting to know people he would otherwise probably not get a chance to meet. Mike is widowed, has two terriers named Truman and Dexter, and is constantly at war with the vines growing in his backyard.