Baird, William Allen, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1973, 11B10, Vietnamese POW
Service Years
1967 - 1973

Staff Sergeant

Two Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Baird, William Allen, SSG USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Fredericksburg, OH

Date of Passing
Jul 30, 2002
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

23rd Infantry Division (Americal) Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Silver Star Citation reads:

Staff Sergeant Bill A. Baird distinguished himself by gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam during the period November 1970 through March 1973. Ignoring international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, the enemy resorted to mental and physical cruelties to obtain information, confessions and propaganda materials. Staff Sergeant Baird resisted their demands by calling upon his deepest inner strengths in a manner which reflected his devotion to duty and great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Other Comments:
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)Prisoner of War
  1968-1973, 11B10, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry
  1968-1973, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1968-1973, 11B10, Vietnamese POW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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