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To: Free ThinkerNY; SevenofNine; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie
My Father had been in the Army since 1940... having fought in three invasions and six campaigns all over North Africa and Europe, so at the beginning of August, 1945, he was getting ready to ship out to the Pacific for the invasion of Japan.

Years later... he told me he had no doubt the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved his life. He felt his number was up after all he been through from 1940-45.

If the truth be told, those bombings saved my Father's life and millions of Japanese lives also!

26 posted on 08/12/2008 5:48:29 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

My uncle was at Iwo Jima.

But my dad took a pleasure trip there 20+ years later.... I think you can appreciate this story: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2057870/posts?page=29#29


33 posted on 08/12/2008 6:42:22 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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