Pounds, Ronnie Louis


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 10-Oct-1947

Hometown: Kenner, Louisiana

Marital status: Married to Carol L. Pounds

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 23-Jul-1967

Start of tour: 12-Jan-1968

Incident date: 28-Sep-1968

Date of casualty: 28-Sep-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Ronnie Louis Pounds died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle on combat operation when vehicle hit hostile mine. Individual was admitted to military hospital, placed on the Serious Injury (SI) list and later expired.

Three Blackhorse troopers died as a result of this incident:
SP4 Ronnie Louis Pounds
PFC George John Smith Jr
SSG Ronald Ray Walls

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Providence Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Metairie, Louisiana, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 42W 036 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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