Harvey Claude ReynoldsStaff Sergeant
E CO, 4TH BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
04 February 1932 - 22 October 1969
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The database page for Harvey Claude Reynolds
I do not fear an army of lions,
I would like to say that I'm very proud of Staff Sergeant Reynolds for his sacrifice and service to our nation. He must have been a "Soldier's Soldier".
My brother was Sergeant William B. Bishop, Knoxville, Tn, who was with SSG Reynolds when they were both killed in action. (I just found this out while searching for information on my brother's time in Vietnam.)
I don't know anything about what exactly happened to them that day, but would like to know more. I was only told he was lost to hostile fire. I'm glad to know my brother was serving with him. I always wondered if my brother had died alone, I know now he didn't.
In my heart forever now, both of them!
Charles R. Bishop USAR
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187th Infantry, 8th Army
In Korea the 187th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), augmented by the Thai 21st Infantry Bn, 50th AAA Bn, 674th Fld Arty Bn, and the Philippine 10th BCT, became the 187th Regimental Combat Team. The 187th RCT made two combat jumps during the Korean War. The first was made on 20 October 1950 at Sunchon and Sukchon, North Korea. The mission of the 187th was to cut the road north going to China, preventing North Korean leaders from escaping from Pyongyang, and to rescue American prisoners of war. The second jump was made on Easter Sunday, 1951 at Munsan-ni, South Korea, in order to get behind Chinese forces and block their movement north. Unless SSG Reynolds had broken service he could not have arrived in Korea in time to make the first jump.
"Someone" did recognize SSG Reynolds' abilities; when he returned to Vietnam in 1969 he was assigned as the Platoon Sergeant of the Recon Platoon in the newly-formed E Company, 4th Bn, 503rd Infantry. He held that position on 22 Oct 1969, when he and SGT William B. Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee, were killed by fragmentation wounds.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Jun 2001
Last updated 08/27/2007