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Helmeted Marine officer calling out from atop moving amtrac with tank in background.

"Captain Reginald G. Ponsford III, commanding officer of Foxtrot Company, 2/3 Marines, [leads] the point assault force to the DMZ . . . Broken-nosed, icy-eyed, shaven head and a heavyweight wrestler's build--with fading tattoos--Captain Ponsford of El Paso, Texas, [personifies] all that one might have hoped to find in a Marine officer to accompany when participating in such a mission. [Operation Fortress Sentry, Cua Viet estuary, September 1967.]" War Without Heroes, p. 19.