My Father's War


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A remarkable young woman, Jenny Bunn, has put together a wonderful education site for My Father's War, complete with interactive maps and pictures, project ideas, and links to other websites with information about many aspects of WWII. Whether you are a teacher looking for curriculum connections to My Father's War, a student looking for project ideas, or someone interested in WWII history, this site has everything you need.  

As you browse the site, you will find that scrolling over pictures and maps will give you links to additional information about all the different places, events, and processes that Lt. Ponder wrote about in his memoir.

There is also a downloadable Study Guide (PDF).  To page through it, click anywhere on the file and swipe (left or right).  Enjoy!

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Introductory Video



Praise for My Father's War

"My Father's War engages the heart and mind with humor, beauty, and a deep humanity. It is healing and cathartic for veterans and community members."  Pamela Mumby Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practioner


 "My Father's War has an integrity in which we can honor our veterans and find the healing from war that is too little offered in our culture."  Todd Donatelli Dean at The Cathedral of All Souls Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC

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