LITTLE, DANNY LEONARD
Name: Danny Leonard Little
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Company B, Detachment B-20, 2nd MSF CD, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 21 September 1946
Home City of Record: Abilene TX
Date of Loss: 23 April 1970
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 145007N 1074108E (YB890417)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
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.
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
SYNOPSIS: On April 23, 1970, SSgt. Danny L. Little was an advisor to a
Mobile Strike Force company when his company engaged an enemy unit. Little
was hit numerous times, and according to an indigenous soldier who survived,
Although several attempts to recover Little's body were made, recovery was
futile because of the presence of enemy forces. The unit ultimately was
forced to withdraw from the area, leaving Little behind.
SSgt. Danny Little was classified Killed in Action, Body Not Recovered. He
is listed with honor among the missing because his body is still on enemy
soil. He is not among the relative few of the nearly 2500 Americans missing
who cannot be accounted for. Little was shot in the close proximity of enemy
troops. There is every reason to believe they know his fate, and the
location of his body, if he is dead.
Alarmingly, nearly 10,000 reports relating to missing Americans in Southeast
Asia have been received since 1975. Most authorities believe there are
hundreds of Americans still alive in enemy hands. Whether Little is one of
them is not known.
Authorities cannot agree on the means to resolve the POW/MIA issue, and
particularly difficult is the issue of living American POWs. The Vietnamese
continue to "bait" us regarding the POW/MIAs and continue to link the entire
issue to reconstruction aid promised by President Nixon at the end of the
Meanwhile, while countries engage in political games, Americans are dying in
despair, abandoned by the country they proudly served.