KIM S BIRD
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 42 OF THE WALL

KIM SOVEREEN BIRD

WALL NAME

KIM S BIRD

PANEL / LINE

13E/42

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

FT POLK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Vernon Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR KIM SOVEREEN BIRD
POSTED ON 7.12.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 4.3.2021
POSTED BY: Linus R Leppink

Home Town.

I remember Kim from the early 1960's in Milford Utah. Our family had just moved there from Nevada. I was 19 at the time so I'm guessing he was probably 17. Nice kid, worked at a service station. His girlfriend would sit in his car, at the station, and wait for him to get off work. I was serving in Vietnam at TSN in Saigon when he was killed.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2020

Misadventure - Friendly fire

PFC Kim S. Bird was an artilleryman serving with C Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery, 4th Infantry Division. On the early morning of December 14, 1966, Bird was at a 4th Infantry Division forward operating base approximately two miles from the Cambodian border where a United States Air Force Douglas AC-47 “Spooky” modified with three 7.62mm General Electric miniguns was providing close air support for nearby ground troops. While the gunship was conducting its fire mission, it strayed over the firebase. The gunship, which could put a bullet into every square yard of a football field-sized target in less than ten seconds, sent rounds impacting throughout the encampment. Bird was fatally wounded after he was hit in the chest and neck. Another trooper was seriously wounded. One soldier using a sandbag for a pillow had just rolled over when a bullet hit where his head was a second before. Another trooper had the ammo pouch shot off his belt. A dustoff medevac helicopter was requested and took over an hour to reach the isolated base. Bird received a posthumous promotion to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Bill Saling at 1-22infantry.org]
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POSTED ON 8.13.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Kim Sovereen Bird, Served with Battery C, 4th Battalion, 42nd Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 3.19.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL KIM BIRD,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIELD ARTILLERY BASIC. ARTILLERYMEN WILL ALWAYS BE SPECIAL TO ME. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS. TODAY IS SAINT JOSEPH. HE IS REMEMBERED AS BEING THE PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH BECAUSE YOU ARE GREETED THE THE HOLY ONES. MAY THEY GREET YOU TOO.
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