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WWII, POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, recognizes Lloyd Ponder, a World War II aircraft mechanic who was captured and held as a prisoner of war, at his home in Natchitoches, La., Dec. 6, 2017. Bussiere presented Ponder 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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