Techsans in the Vietnam War: Profile

Techsans in the Vietnam War
  • Lt. Colonel Richard Baird

    Class of '55


    • C7-A Caribou 100th mission patch
      C7-A Caribou 100th mission patch
    • Plaque of the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron
      Plaque of the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron

  • Richard Baird graduated from Texas Tech University in 1955 and was a member of the first Air Force ROTC class at TTU. He served in Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969 as a C-7 Caribou pilot in the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 1975.