Danny Leonard Little

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
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1602

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, Little died.

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.