REYNOLDS, DAVID RICHARD Name: David Richard Reynolds Rank/Branch: E3/US Army Unit: Company B, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Date of Birth: 28 February 1949 Home City of Record: Buffalo NY Date of Loss: 21 November 1967 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 143500N 1073547E Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 0924 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 November 21, 1967, PFC David R. Reynolds and his unit were involved in a hostile action in Kontum Province, South Vietnam, near the point where Cambodia, Laos and South Vietnam meet. PFC Reynolds was hit by hostile gunfire in the action, and the area was soon overrun by enemy forces. Public record maintained by the U.S. Army indicate that Reynolds was definitely killed in this action, and that his remains were not recovered, but that all details of the loss are classified FOUO (for official use only). There is no indication as to the reason for classification. Many of the records of Americans missing in Southeast Asia remain classified - some totally, and some only in part. In recent years, Congressional effort has yielded law that requires the intelligence community to provide intelligence reports received that are correlated to an individual to that individual's next of kin. Many family members do not feel that the law is strictly adhered to, and, as a result, continue to seek information from all sources available. Since the war ended, the U.S. Government has conducted "over 250,000" and reviewed "several million documents" relating to Americans missing in Southeast Asia, but concludes that there is no actionable evidence that any of those missing are alive. Many former government officials disagree with this analysis. If, as the U.S. seems to believe, all the missing are dead, why the secrecy after so many years? If the men are alive, why are they not home?