Name: Paul Reid Frazier
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army
Unit: 191st Assault Helicopter Co., 214th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation
Date of Birth: 11 March 1949
Home City of Record: Milwaukee WI
Date of Loss: 03 September 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 103441N 1063728E
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH1C
Refno: 1270
Other Personnel In Incident: none missing

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2020.


SYNOPSIS:  On September 3, 1968 Sgt. Frazier was a crewman aboard a UH1C
helicopter (tail #66-66613) which crashed and exploded in South Vietnam.
The site was inspected within 8 hours of the crash.  All personnel aboard
are accounted for except for Sgt. Frazier.  The crash site was inspected on
May 7 and 8, 1973 by JCRC and positively identified as being the aircraft
and site associated with Frazier's death.  No remains were recovered.

On June 29, 1973, JCRC concluded that no remains were recoverable, as
remains were destroyed by explosive ordnance, aircraft fire or removal from
site by other means.  JCRC recommended that no further operations be planned
to recover Frazier unless new information became available and that the case
be closed.

Several reports have been received concerning the location of remains which
may relate to Sgt. Frazier, but to date, no positive correlation has been
made, nor have any remains been recovered.

Sgt. Frazier is among the missing because his body was never returned to
U.S. control.  For his family, his fate is clear.  For others who are
missing, the agony continues.  Many missing were known prisoners.  Many were
in radio contact as they were being approached by enemy troops.  Others
disappeared, leaving a provocative trail that precludes the assumption of

As evidence mounts that hundreds of Americans may still be alive in
Southeast Asia, one remembers men like Sgt. Frazier.  Would he do more than
we have to bring our men home?




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On September 3, 1968, a UH-1C Iroquois (tail number 66-613) with four crew members on board conducted a combat mission in Long An Province, South Vietnam. The helicopter was hit by small arms fire during the mission, causing it to crash and explode in the vicinity of grid coordinates XS 777 697. The gunner aboard the helicopter survived the crash, and rescue teams quickly evacuated him. Search teams also recovered and identified the remains of the pilot and copilot. The last member of the helicopter's crew was trapped inside the aircraft when it exploded, and extensive searches for his remains were unsuccessful.

Sergeant Paul Reid Frazier, who joined the U.S. Army from Wisconsin, was a member of the 191st Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group. He was a crewman aboard this UH-1, and was lost with the aircraft. His remains were not recovered following the incident, and he is still unaccounted for. Today, Sergeant Frazier is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Based on all information available, DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Non-recoverable.

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