DOUGLAS B BAUM
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS BRUCE BAUM

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS B BAUM

PANEL / LINE

30E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

09/16/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LA MESA

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS BRUCE BAUM
POSTED ON 5.16.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance posted by Richard Burgess is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 12.7.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 11.18.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Douglas Bruce Baum

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airborne)
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, I Field Force Vietnam, General Orders No. 31 (January 16, 1968)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Douglas Bruce Baum (ASN: RA-19891308), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Sergeant Baum distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 18 November 1967 in the vicinity of Dak To, Republic of Vietnam, while serving as a squad leader with Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade (Separate). Sergeant Baum was placing his squad in position as part of the company perimeter when it came under attack with heavy and continuous enemy fire from all sides. Though wounded in the initial contact, he directed his men in returning such deadly, accurate fire that the North Vietnamese soldiers momentarily ceased their assault. As the enemy attacked for the second time, Sergeant Baum, with total disregard for his personal safety, exposed himself once again to lead and assist his men in the most critical moments. Only after he was wounded a second time did he take cover. Prior to being mortally wounded, he killed two North Vietnamese army machine gunners himself. Sergeant Baum's display of exceptional heroism and leadership were in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 2.24.2018
POSTED BY: Dean J. Beaupre'

Old friend

Doug my friend, I can hardly believe that it is going on 52 years since we went through training and on to Nam together. We had a lot of good times. I will never forget your voice or how very good and decent you were. Our names were always right there together on orders. God Bless and keep you close to him. I am honored to have been friends with you. "Airborne" my friend!
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POSTED ON 12.25.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BAUM,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED MEDICAL NCO, AND FOR HE LIVES YOU SAVED, CHRISTMAS IS HERE.AND 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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