Specialist Travis Reynolds and family found

| February 14, 2018 | 42 Comments

Last week, the Utica, New York family of Deanna Reynolds reported her missing along with her son and her husband, Travis Reynolds, an Army Specialist assigned as a 35F intelligence analyst with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, NC. According to the Fayetteville Observer, the family has been found alive and well in a campground in Tennessee, but Travis has been AWOL from the Army for almost a month;

Reynolds left voluntarily and has been marked AWOL since Jan. 17, a Fort Bragg official said Monday.

The Rhea County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee found the family at a campsite, according Lt. Bryan Coromato of the Utica Police Department.

Reynolds, 25; his wife, Deanna; and their 19-month-old son, Cooper, were last seen by Deanna Reynolds’ family on Feb. 5 in Utica, WTVD reported.

Utica police said Deanna Reynolds’ family had not heard from her since Feb. 6. Her family filed missing persons reports for her and her son.

The part that really pissed me off about the story is this line (emphasis mine);

…the Utica Police Department in New York confirmed that the Reynoldses were found in Tennessee early Monday and are in “good health.”

I thought the Fayetteville Observer was better than that.

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  1. Sapper3307 says:

    My 2-cents says he pissed hot and did not want to face the music.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    Guy should get his head on straight.

  3. Roh-Dog says:

    35F? Musta been tired of all the hot coffee and sleeping in a rack.

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    AWOL as a 35F? WTF, did they threaten to actually make him go out to the field or something?

  5. Ret_25X says:

    so he was already AWOL when he was at home with family….interesting…

  6. Tallywhagger says:

    There used to a degree program for journalists, where spelling, rhetoric, composition, and punctuation were ordinary skills.

    Contemporary jornos seem to have come a different collective, Butthead Phonics For Fun And Publication.

    • Graybeard says:

      From my brief exposure to the journalism/mass communications department at Sam Houston State University, housed in the Dan Rather building [talk about truth in advertising] I would say that skills such as spelling, rhetoric, composition, punctuation, comprehension, reasoning, logic and integrity are deemphasized and discouraged.

      I have known of journalists who do seek to get an accurate picture of events and present an impartial analysis of facts. I actually know one.

      Something about chance and statistics comes to mind.


  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Two words, AWOL WUSS!

    • 2/17 Air Cav says:

      Maybe he saved his marriage. Who knows? On the other hand, if they throw the book at him, rather than just busting him and fining him, that plan might not have been such a good one.

  8. AW1Ed says:

    MOS 35F, Combat Intelligence Analyst. Had to look it up. You Army guys and your MOS’ are confusing.


  9. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    I guess there’s a message in this to those who reported the gang missing, such as, ‘When we want to get away, that includes from you, too!’

  10. OWB says:

    What am I missing here? Guy goes AWOL, visits wife’s family, then hits the road again. Something else must be in the gap between this and her family filing a missing person report on an adult relative who doesn’t even live near them.

    Weird. But good that the Army may have him in custody. Or not. We don’t know where he, his wife, the child or the dogs may be today.

    Do the dogs have names??? Which vet inserted their chips????

  11. CCO says:

    Regarding making the Reynolds surname plural: if you would refer to a family named Smith as the Smiths and a family named Jones as the Joneses wouldn’t you refer to the members of the family Reynolds as Reynoldses (whether they were the famous ones from Forsyth County or the more obscure ones from the coast)? Words ending in ‘s’ are made plural by adding ‘-es’ to the end, right?

  12. Stoutguy says:

    I’m feeling the family won’t hear from him for an even longer time. Can’t wait to hear more detail on this guy. I hope you TAS guys are on the case.

  13. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Nothing wrong sitting around a camp fire at night singing Sara Sponda Sara Sponda and banging sticks together.

  14. CCO says:

    At least Wickers didn’t get ’em; there was an especially dangerous group near Utica a while back, or so I’m told.

  15. Old 1SG, US Army (retired) says:

    So he’s reported as AWOL on January 17th and last heard from back home on February 6th… that’s about 20 days, too early for the family to get the standard letter from the commander explaining that the their loved one is AWOL…

    Wonder what prompted the family to report him as missing?

  16. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    So WTF made him want to wuss out and go AWOL, did he get a No Pay Due for say, failure to pay his DPP at the PX?

  17. HMC Ret says:

    Does the status of AWOL become Desertion after 30 days?

      • Charles says:

        Don’t confuse a “personnel” Desertion (in the Army, a “SIDPERS” desertation) with a UCMJ desertion (Article 85, UCMJ).
        A soldier can be court-martialed for desertion after he’s gone for an hour; and a soldier can come back after 30 days and be guilty of no more than AWOL.
        After a soldier is AWOL for 30 days he can be automatically dropped from the rolls as a deserter for the purpose of clearing him out of the TO & E and requisitioning a replacement, but if he evidences an intent to return after 40 days (perhaps after making some phone calls, writing letters to his commander) might be guilty of only AWOL. A soldier who burns his uniforms, shreds his ID card, and buys a one way ticket to a far away country can be stopped at the airport an hour later and convicted of desertion because he has evidenced an intent to leave and never come back.

  18. jeff monroe says:

    This whole story makes no since and leaves a lot of details out? He was just a E-4 Intelligence Analyst !!

  19. timactual says:

    If he really wanted to go winter camping that much, reenlisting for 11B would have been a much better decision.

  20. Carol says:

    Any updates on why he went AWOL??

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