|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||September 2 1953|
National Defense Service Medal
Private Pond was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Private Pond was a trainee with the 406th Engineer Training Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On September 2, 1953, he and 39 other trainees were given a demonstration ride aboard an engineer pontoon raft on a nearby lake when the raft capsized. He and 19 other trainees drowned.