BERARD, ARAM J.
Name: Aram J. Berard Rank/Branch: CIVILIAN Unit: Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Date of Loss: 29 April 75 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 104500 North 1064000 East Status (in 1973): Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno:
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. Update 2006 with information provided by John Miskell (Former SSG, US Army Special Forces)
REMARKS: 08/15/75 LEFT SAIGON
Father Berard is a Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). When the Communists took over South Vietnam Father was trapped and couldn't get out. He was hidden by French Catholic missionaries and spirited out of the country to safety. After leaving Vietnam, he served the Vietnamese Catholic community in the Houston, Texas area until he was re-assigned to St. Paul's Church, Reading, Pennsylvania about 1990, where he continued to serve the Viet Catholic community. For health reasons Father retired last year and the last I heard he was residing at a Jesuit retirement home in Weston, MA.