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

Lloyd Ponder, World War II veteran, shares memorabilia he collected during his time as a prisoner of war in the Philippines, Nov. 29, 2017, in Natchitoches, La. During his time in captivity, Ponder took a small piece of a mirror in which he welded a frame for and snuck into a Japanese-controlled camp in hopes he would not get caught with it. He managed to keep and hide the mirror with him during his time as a POW, and still has it today to help share his story during his time of hardship overseas during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erin Trower)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Erin Trower
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