Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III

United States Army
KIA 28 Jun 2005
36, of Franklin, Tenn.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Special
Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed June 28 when an MH-47
Chinook helicopter crashed while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants in eastern

This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of Master Sergeant James W. Ponder III

Master Sergeant James W. Ponder III, 36, HHC, 160th
SOAR, One of sixteen troops killed when helicopter was shot down while
trying to reinforce a SEAL Team near Asadabad, Afghanistan, in Kunar
Province on June 28, 2005.  Christmas
in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has
held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up
where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and farewell.... James,
You Have Not Been Forgotten... Rod.
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