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Lloyd Ponder, World War II POW


WWII, POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, recognized Lloyd Ponder, a World War II aircraft mechanic who was captured and held as a Japanese prisoner of war. Bussiere presented the U.S. Army Air Corps veteran with an Eighth Air Force 75th Anniversary patch and coin as a way to recognize him for his contributions and to personally thank him for the sacrifices he made. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erin Trower)

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