Hiroshima and Nagasaki both leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling, when I think of ALL of the AMERICANS that survived because of these bombs... and ALL of their AMERICAN offspring that were born because their fathers did not die invading the Japanese homeland!
I am one of those offspring! My father was a drill sargent at Camp Pendleton getting our recruits and himself ready for the invasion of Japan. From people I have talked to who have seen the defenses of Japan's shores, it would have made D-Day look like a picnic.
posted on 08/09/2007 4:24:17 AM PDT
by Dixie Yooper
To: Dixie Yooper
Yep... and GOD bless your Dad! You nailed it!
posted on 08/09/2007 5:10:23 AM PDT
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To: Dixie Yooper; LibLieSlayer; pikachu
My husband and I too!
My dad was in the European Theater, but they had already told him his unit was going to the Far East when Truman dropped the bomb.
On the other hand, my father in law was on Iwo and his orders had been cut for the invasion of the mainland. He was Signal Corps, and he'd already had his jeep blown up on Iwo (wasn't even scratched though).
So neither of us or our siblings would be here at all, but for Truman!
posted on 08/09/2007 5:58:13 AM PDT
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