American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

Established April 14, 1942



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Lollar, James L
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After the War ...
After leaving the military, Jim started his own carpentry company, Lake City Carpentry, Inc., building and re-modeling custom homes in Southern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Northern Indiana. Jim is now retired and lives on beautiful Lake Tawakoni a few miles North of Wills Point, Texas, but he and his wife, Debby, 'snow-bird' back-n-forth to their 2nd home in Phoenix, AZ.

He is very active with the American Ex-Prisoners of War Organization (AXPOW), Nam-POW Inc., and Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (River Rats). Jim has served the AXPOW Org. as National Director (2006-2010), National Junior Vice Commander (2010-2012), National Senior Vice Commander (2012-2013), and is currently serving as National Commander (2013-2014) and as Department Commander (2010-2014) and Department Adjutant/Treasurer (2009-2014) for the State of Texas, and as Commander (2007-2014) of the Dallas Metroplex Chapter.

Jim continues to actively support the Andersonville National Historic Site with annual trips/visits to participate in the POW/MIA Recognition Day festivities, and assists the "Homes for our Troops (HOFT)" project in various fund-raising activities. "HOFT is without a doubt the most gratifying job I've ever done: helping to raise funds to build "specially adapted homes" for our wounded warriors who have lost legs, arms, eyes, etc. in various conflicts around the world."

Biography
James Lollar was born and raised in Kilmichael, Mississippi, and joined the US Air Force a couple years after graduating from High School. Jim's combat duty included assignment to Phan Rang AB, South Vietnam, in August 1967, and he volunteered for a 2nd tour and stayed until September 1969.

During the 1st year, Jim was a bomb-loader on B-57 bomber and flew several missions as door-gunner on the UH-1 helicopter. During the 2nd year, Jim moved up to the AC-119, AC-47 and AC-130 Gunships. After a year's tour with NATO as a Combat Weapons Monitor with the Turkish Air Force, Jim was sent to flight training to become a "Tail Gunner" for B-52 Bomber Operations and then flew combat missions into Laos, Cambodia, South and North Vietnam out of Kedena AB, Japan, Utapoa RTAFB, Thailand, and Andersen AB, Guam.

During Operation Linebacker II, Jim was the "sole survivor" when his aircraft was shot down over Hanoi, North Vietnam and became a member of the 4th Allied POW Wing (Nam-POW) at Hoa Lo Prison, the infamous "Hanoi Hilton."

Jim achieved the rank of Master/Sgt (E-7). After repatriating, he finished his BS degree in Accounting from Arkansas, was commissioned after OTS, and then completed an MBA in Financial Management at the University of Utah. After commissioning, Jim served as an Internal Auditor with the USAF Audit Agency and as Team Leader with HQ-Aeronautical Systems Division investigating government contractors on military procurement programs.

"Love from Above"
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