National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday
Whether their military service was only as strenuous as boot camp or as drastic as a Nazi prison, veterans surely deserve a place of honor in the nation.
Homer Jones of Lubbock knew the rigors of both training and prison camp during World War II. And a few veterans like Jones will be owed special honor on Friday, which is National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Jones’ B-24 was shot down over Greece on Set. 24, 1944, and he was surrounded by German soldiers before he could put away his parachute. He had new shoes that the Germans took, leaving him to walk barefoot.