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To: A.A. Cunningham

Oh dear, The Lord must have been watching over my Mother - She was an Eleven Year old young child, her hometown was Fukuoka, Japan. She remembers, still vividly and Sixty-Three Years later the flash of bright sunlight one morning, it was the second Atomic Bomb dropping of Nagasaki. Fate, brought her many years later to my Late Father, an American, who served proudly in the United States Army. My Mother still says to this day that the bomb saved alot of lives and that the Japanese would have never surrendered but to describe this event as Happy? I think the word: Happy would be appropriate when the Japanese unconditionally surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur./Just Asking - seoul62.......


16 posted on 08/09/2008 4:54:12 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: seoul62

First time I have heard of a personal experience seeing the flash. Bless your mom.

I live next to Hanford, WA, where the fuel for that weapon was manufactured but don’t take any pleasure in that fact and would never glorify the bombs. I Hope she is right that other lives were saved.


67 posted on 08/09/2008 9:17:52 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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