Baird, William Allen, SSG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
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


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1949
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Baird, William Allen, SSG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Wooster
Last Address
Fredericksburg, OH

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

 Official Badges 

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


 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:
Not Specified
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)Prisoner of War
  1968-1973, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry /A Company
  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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