Lewington S. Ponder
Colonel Lewington S. Ponder was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 20 September 1943, class number 297. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 39th Battalion, Camp Croft, South Carolina. His subsequent duty assignments include: Regimental Adjutant, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Company L, 5th Infantry Regiment, European Theater of Operations; Regimental S3, Headquarters, 5th Infantry Regiment, European Theater of Operations; Assistant G1, Headquarters, USARPAC, Fort Shafter, T. H.; PMS&T, Jr ROTC Unit, ROTC, University of Hawaii, T.H.; Instructor, Committee Executive Officer, and Administrative Officer, Weapons Department, United States Army Infantry School, Company I, ISD, Fort Benning, Georgia; Regimental S3, Headquarters, 21st Infantry Regiment, Korea; Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, Korea; Chief, Ln and Specialist Actions Division, USAIPSG, Fort Holabird, Maryland; Chief, Opr Br, G1, Headquarters, CENTAG, CENTAG, Germany; Battle Group Executive officer, Headquarters, 26th Infantry Regiment, Germany; ACofS, G1, Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 9th Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant, Executive Officer, OPD-OPO, USA, Washington, D.C.