Skip to comments.Are You Having a Bad Day? Well, This Guy is a Double A-bomb Survivor
Posted on 03/26/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
Do you ever think you day couldn't possibly get any worse? Do you ever think, man I have bad luck, everything seems to go wrong? Tsutomu Yamaguchi was on a business trip to Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945 when the US dropped the first atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns and stayed overnight before going home -to Nagasaki. Now 93 years old, Yamaguchi has been certified as the only person to survive both atomic bombs.
As far as we know, he is the first one to be officially recognized as a survivor of atomic bombings in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nagasaki city official Toshiro Miyamoto said. Its such an unfortunate case, but it is possible that there are more people like him.
Certification qualifies survivors for government compensation including monthly allowances, free medical checkups and funeral costs but Mr. Yamaguchis compensation will not increase, Mr. Miyamoto said.
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Is this him?
I don’t know. He’s lived to be 93. That seems pretty good to me.
I’d be more impressed if he’d also vacationed at Bikini Atoll in 1954 to work on his tan.
Tsutomu means cockroach in Japanese.
God must have had a reason for sparing him.
He was actually at Eniwetok in 1952! He was on Flora November 1, 1952 and had used a blowup raft to paddle out from shore to sun himself! (this is just a joke, he wasn't really there).
walked out of the schlock of a movie... snoozville
Thanks for the ping. Obviously, he wasn’t scheduled to die in 1945.
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