Baugh, William Joseph, Col

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1983-1991, 50th Space Wing
Service Years
1956 - 1981
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Home Town
Piqua, Ohio
Last Address
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Passing
Feb 19, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Air Force Retired

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Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
  1973, Nam-POWS

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He spent 2,235 days as a POW in North Vietnam.
The location of his remains is unknown.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel William Joseph Baugh (AFSN: 0-670121), United States Air Force, for gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force during the period 5 October 1967 through 29 May 1969, while a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam. Ignoring international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, the enemy resorted to mental and physical cruelties to obtain information, confessions, and propaganda materials. Lieutenant Colonel Baugh 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 Air Force.
Action Date: October 3, 1967 to May 29, 1969
Service: Air Force
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)

His DFC citation:

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain William Joseph Baugh (AFSN: 0-670121), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as an F-4C Aircraft Commander near Kep Airfield, North Vietnam on 20 January 1967. On that date, Captain Baugh was flying defensive cover for several attacking aircraft. Undaunted by extremely intense anti-aircraft fire, Captain Baugh maintained on target until receiving a direct hit on his aircraft. Through outstanding perseverance, he then maneuvered the stricken aircraft to his home base and landed under marginal weather conditions on one engine. The professional competence, aerial skill, and devotion to duty displayed by Captain Baugh reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: January 20, 1967
Service: Air Force
Rank: Captain

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  1956-1958, 0006, Air Training Command

Second Lieutenant
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Officer training (at Lackland?) then pilot training at Laredo.

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Air Training Command

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Johnson, Gerald Walter, Lt Gen, (1941-1974) 102 1021A Colonel
Bankey, Ernest Edward, Col, (1941-1968) 102 1021A Major
Cesky, Charles James, Lt Col, (1942-1970) 751 7511 Major
Borman, Frank Frederick, Col, (1946-1970) 102 1021A Captain
Larsen, Roland, Lt Col, (1953-1975) 111 1115Q Captain
Barbay, Lawrence, Lt Col, (1956-1979) 157 1575 Second Lieutenant
Burroughs, William David, Col, (1955-1976) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Dyer, Pintard Magruder, Brig Gen, (1951-1985) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Gotner, Norbert Anthony, Lt Col, (1958-1978) 157 1575 Second Lieutenant
Koch, William C., Col, (1955-1985) 700 7 Second Lieutenant
Leetun, Darel Dean, Lt Col, (1955-1966) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
Lukasik, Bernard Francis, Capt, (1954-1964) 102 1021A Second Lieutenant
McComas, Cleo W, CMSgt, (1948-1972) 704 70490 Chief Master Sergeant
Ward, Gilbert, SMSgt, (1954-1976) 324 32490 Senior Master Sergeant
Crouch, Horace Ellis, Lt Col, (1937-1962) 206 20630 Staff Sergeant
Dane, Thomas, SSgt, (1954-1958) A06 AAF MOS 659 Staff Sergeant
Powell, Gary, SSgt, (1952-1956) 323 32350 Staff Sergeant
Santos, Anthony, SSgt, (1954-1958) 431 43151C Staff Sergeant
Schlameus, Kermit, SSgt, (1954-1966) 904 90470 Staff Sergeant
Clouse, Harry, A1C, (1956-1960) 306 30671 Airman 1st Class
Mueller, Gerald, A1C, (1958-1962) 342 34250F Airman 1st Class
Judd, Duane, A1C, (1957-1961) 603 60350 Airman 1st Class
Stokes, R. Kirk, Maj, (1956-1981) 9X 9T000 Airman
Caldwell, Harold, SMSgt, (1956-1978) 431 43131A Airman 3rd Class
Christophel, Robert, Capt, (1958-1980) 252 25210 Airman 3rd Class
Pence, Wayne, MSgt, (1956-1978) 304 30432 Airman 3rd Class
Kalen, Herbert Donald, Col, (1953-1979) 111 [Other Service Rank]
Crouch, Horace Ellis, Lt Col, (1937-1962) 01 Lieutenant Colonel
Shimer, Bob, Maj, (1958-1984) 156 Captain
Heiliger, Donald Lester, Col, (1955-1985) 101 First Lieutenant
Bolstad, Richard Eugene, Col, (1948-1979) 111 Second Lieutenant
Cobeil, Earl Glenn, Lt Col, (1956-1970) 01 Second Lieutenant
Blinkinsop, Paul H., Maj, (1944-1967) [Other Service Rank]
Buroff, Stuart Walter, CMSgt, (1950-1979) [Other Service Rank]
Crook, John Marshall, Lt Col, (1938-1958) [Other Service Rank]
Spicer, Henry Russell, Maj Gen, (1933-1964) [Other Service Rank]
Spicer, Henry Russell, Maj Gen, (1933-1964) [Other Service Rank]
West, Howard L., MSgt, (1947-1973) [Other Service Rank]
Babcock, Leon W., Maj Gen, (1954-1987) Major General
Rogers, Turner Clifton, Maj Gen, (1936-1966) Brigadier General
Riddle, Kyle Loyd, Brig Gen, (1938-1969) Colonel
Toland, Butler Bell, Lt Col, (1941-1968) Lieutenant Colonel
Mearns, Arthur Stewart, Col, (1952-1966) Captain
Toland, Butler Bell, Lt Col, (1941-1968) Captain
Neura, Theodore Peter, Capt, (1955-1963) First Lieutenant
Alley, Gerald William, Col, (1954-1972) Second Lieutenant
Baldwin, Robert Lanoue, Maj, (1955-1967) Second Lieutenant
Lewis, James Wimberley, Col, (1946-1965) Second Lieutenant
Rice, Herbert Charles, Capt, (1957-1967) Second Lieutenant
Shain, Elwin Roy, Maj, (1954-1968) Second Lieutenant
Wyatt, Edward William, Maj, (1958-1969) Second Lieutenant
Chappell, John Monroe, TSgt, (1947-1965) Staff Sergeant
Everette, Joseph Lee, TSgt, (1954-1970) Staff Sergeant
Hardesty, Richard, CMSgt, (1952-1976) Staff Sergeant
Dotson, Raymond, SMSgt, (1954-1976) Airman 1st Class
Vickery, Donald, TSgt, (1954-1985) Airman 2nd Class

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