BAIRD, WILLIAM ALLEN
Deceased
Name: William Allen Baird
Rank/Branch: United States Army/E4
Unit: 23 INF DIV
Date of Birth: 07 June 1949
Home City of Record: Wooster OH
Date of Loss: 06 May 1968
Country of Loss:  South Vietnam/North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 163033 North  1073143
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno:  1163
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File.
REMARKS: 730305 RELEASED BY PRG INJURED
Resides Ohio

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Americal Division magazine
11/2002
SSG William A. Baird
Prisoner of War
William A. (Bill) Baird passed away on July 30, 2002 in Fredericksburg, OH.
Baird served in Vietnam with Co. A, 3/21st Inf., 196th LIB.  He was taken
prisoner of war in 1968 and held in captivity until 1973.....

MORE INFO
Do you know for certain if his first name is really Bill or William?  
In SOME official records, they read Bill.  What is unusual is that 
the citations for his Silver Star and Bronze Star Medals show his 
first name as Bill...those rarely will use a nickname like that.
Even the Combat Area Casualties Returned Alive File shows 
Bill Allen Baird.