Reynolds, Gary Lee


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 1-Feb-1950

Hometown: Barboursville, Virginia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 9-Mar-1970

Start of tour: 1-Aug-1970

Incident date: 17-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 17-Apr-1971

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Gary Lee Reynolds was killed while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Individual enroute to night defensive position (NDP), engaged enemy at a bunker complex in firefight. (Vehicle hit by rocket propelled grenade (RPG) which exploded.)

Five Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SGT Willis Norwood Andrews
SP4 Fidencio Flores Jr
1LT Phillip Lewis Lee
SP5 George James Orr
SP4 Gary Lee Reynolds

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam, XT 523 316

Place of interment: Sprouse Family Cemetery, Barboursville, Virginia, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 04W 131 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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