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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
Military 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
Service Related Injury
None
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military 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
Service Related Injury
None
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.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

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
Contributor:
Lisa Beckenbaugh
Contributor:
Alan Dickerson
Contributor:
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: 2015-02-04
 

 

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