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Hector Rafael Ponton Collection

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Hector Rafael Ponton Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Hector Rafael Ponton
State of Birth:
PR
Home State:
LA
Gender:
Male
Race:
Hispanic

War or Conflict:
Cold War
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1952-1988
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
Army
Unit of Service:
National Guard; 3rd Armored Rifle Battalion, 51st Infantry; V Corps; 2nd Battle Group, 39th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division
Location of Service:
Germany; Washington; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Nicaragua; Denver, Colorado; Far East; Korea; South America; Middle East
Highest Rank:
Colonel
Prisoner of War:
No

War or Conflict:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Status:
Veteran
Unit of Service:
3rd Battalion, 13th Regiment, 9th Vietnamese Infantry Division, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam; 2nd Bn, 503rd Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade; G3, 7th Infantry Division; 7th Army
Location of Service:
Vietnam
Highest Rank:
Corporal
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Ponton served two tours in Vietnam, first as an advisor in 1962 - 1963, and the second in operations in 1970.

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Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] --Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Transcription of video recording
Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] --Digitized Copy
Interviewer:
Lisa Beckenbaugh
Interviewer:
Alan Dickerson
Interviewer:
Albert Landry, Jr.
Contributor:
Terry Beckenbaugh
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
McNeese State University
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/17195
Subjects:
Ponton, Hector Rafael
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
Cite as:
Hector Rafael Ponton Collection
(AFC/2001/001/17195), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   6/27/2014

 

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