FRAZIER, PAUL REID Name: Paul Reid Frazier Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Unit: 191st Assault Helicopter Co., 214th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade 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 1998. REMARKS: 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 death. 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?