Former World War II prisoner of war to speak at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe


For more than three years during World War II, Dr. Lester Tenney was a Japanese prisoner of war, surviving the Bataan Death March and witnessing the atomic bomb explosion at Nagasaki.

His sense of humor, sharp mind, and fierce determination enabled him to persevere through those times, and today enables him to present a remarkably upbeat presentation of this difficult time in history.

Tenney will be speaking Sept. 20 in the Fellowship Center at the Village Church, interviewed by Dr. Jack Baca in an informal presentation of his story, one sure to be captivating, educational and inspirational.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 6:30. Seating is limited; advance ticket purchase is recommended. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 858-756-6557. Tickets at the door the night of the event will be $30.

The church is at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091.