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  • 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~
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  • Cdr James R Bauder

    Posted on 6/27/17 - by Judi Bailey-Brown Abnernewf@aol.com
    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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  • CDR James Bauder Mia/Pow Bracelet

    Posted on 6/7/17 - by Carolyn Brewer carolynsbrewer@gmail.com
    I grew up with my father being in the Marine Corps and going to Vietnam twice. In 1967 when I was around 12, I purchased a Mia/Pow bracelet for $2.00. The name on it was CDR James Bauder 9-21-66. Over the last 50 years I've thought often about his family. I still cherish that bracelet. I would love for his family to have one of the original bracelets of their dad/grandfather. The traveling Vietnam memorial wall will be in town this coming week. I look forward to actually touching his name on the wall.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 12/22/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CAPTAIN BAUDER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER - PILOT FROM THE U. S. S. CORAL SEA. YOU ARE STILL MISSING. PLEASE COME HOME. THIS NATION NEEDS YOU. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • POW/MIA Bracelet

    Posted on 11/11/16 - by Alison Green
    I remember my parents wearing POW/MIA bracelets when I was a child; I did not understand the significance at the time. One of the bracelets is for Captain Bauder (it reads CDR on the bracelet itself). I found the bracelets in my mother's jewelry box, and I have retained them in my own jewelry.

    I don't know any of the Bauder family, but I remember your son/brother/father/cousin/friend and honor his service to our country. I find it heartbreaking to see his status is still MIA.
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The Wall of Faces

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