Baird, son of Robert Lee and Audrey Lillian Baird, was born July 10, 1920 at Walnut Ridge. Graduating from Walnut Ridge High School, he was afterwards engaged as farmer, merchant, and cafe owner. Enlisting in the Army Air Force February 27, 1941, he received basic training at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, later attending Air Corps Technical School and A.A.F. Clerical School at Ft. Logan, Colorado. After four years' service in the United States, he was sent to Oahu, Hawaii, attached to 498th Bomb Group, February 16, 1945, where he remained for over nine months. Sergeant Baird received an honorable discharge at Camp Chaffee, November 7, 1945.
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