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  • Remembering Captain Bauder

    Posted on 5/17/18 - by David Botticelli
    It's very sad that Captain Bauder went missing during the Vietnam War. But it's wonderful that he was properly accounted for. :) At least his family now has closure. So many of our brave Vietnam veterans remain MIA. :(
  • Found after 51 years.

    Posted on 10/5/17 - by Harlan Updegraff
    Today, 10/5/2017, I just received a message from James's adult daughter that his remains have been found. I am so happy for him and his family. He has been MIA for 51 years and is now back home once again. Welcome Home Captain.
  • He's finally home!!

    Posted on 9/13/17 - by Jane Bauder Castellani
    I wanted to let everyone who has left remembrances know that the Bauder family has been notified that he's coming home, finally ??. This past July, a femur bone was recovered from a crash site submerged off the coast of Quynh Phuong. The ostious remains were confirmed by mitochondrial DNA obtained from his sister. His remains will be interred in Arlington Natl Cemetary sometime in Oct/Nov. Thank you all so much for the sweet remembrances and I think this chapter has now ended.....
  • Remains ID'd

    Posted on 9/13/17 - by Linda C. Mustion

    Sailor Missing From The Vietnam War Accounted For (Bauder, J.)

    Defense POW / MIA Accounting Agency·Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    Navy Capt. James R. Bauder, missing from the Vietnam War, has now been accounted for.

    On Sept. 21, 1966, Bauder was a member of Fighter Squadron Twenty One, USS Coral, as the pilot of an F-4B aircraft in a flight of two aircraft from the USS Coral Sea on a night reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. During the mission, the other aircraft lost contact with Bauder’s aircraft, and the plane did not return to the ship. No missiles were observed in the target area and no explosions were seen. An extensive search was conducted with negative results. Based on this information, Bauder was declared missing in action.

    Interment services are pending; more information will be released 7-10 days prior to scheduled funeral services.
    Bauder’s name is recorded on the Walls of the Missing at an American Battle Monuments Commission site along with the others who are missing from the Vietnam War. A rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for.
    ~Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise~
  • Cdr James R Bauder

    Posted on 6/27/17 - by Judi Bailey-Brown
    For Cdr Bauder's daughter Jane, I am so very sorry your father never returned from Vietnam. My dad was also a carrier pilot on several cruises during the Vietnam conflict, his last being in 1965. Though dad was with Attack Squadrons, perhaps they met each other. I have worn your father's bracelet since obtaining it in the early 1980s. My dad returned home safely. I can only hope that one day you will receive answers.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.