World War II POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience

Lloyd Ponder, World War II veteran, shares personal items he acquired while held as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II, with William Callaway, 8th Air Force historian, at his home in Natchitoches, La., Nov. 29, 2017. Ponder shared his story with the local community in hopes that people today will learn valuable lessons about what individuals endured during World War II, and how determination, hope and perseverance play vital roles to survival and success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erin Trower)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Erin Trower
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