Name: Reginald Underwood Rank/Branch: O3/US Marine Corps Unit: Age: 27 (b. Lexington KY) Home City: Cherry Point NC Date of Loss: 27 February 1991 Country of Loss: Loss Coordinates: Status: Killed in Action Status in 2002: Killed in Action/Body recovered Acft/Vehicle/Ground: AV8 Harrier
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 09 March 1991 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 2002.
REMARKS: OPERATION DESERT STORM
SYNOPSIS: The Harrier, or AV-8B, is a fighter-bomber notable for its ability to make vertical takeoffs by directing thrust from its engines downward. The peacetime favorite at airshows was used extensively by the U.S. Marines in Operation Desert Storm.
Capt. Reginald Underwood is a Harrier pilot who was shot down on February 27, 1991 in the Middle east while on a bombing mission. Underwood was declared missing in action, and no further word of his fate surfaced. Underwood was shot down on the final day of the ground offensive in Kuwait.
Then on March 11, Reginald Underwood was declared killed in action by the U.S. Government. It was announced that the declaration was based on the discovery of Underwood's remains.
Capt. Underwood has a wife Donda, and a five-month-old daughter, Anne.