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Japanese man certified as double A-bomb victim (Was in both bombings)
Boston.com ^ | 3/24/2009 | Mari Yamaguchi

Posted on 03/24/2009 5:25:36 PM PDT by raybbr

TOKYO—A 93-year-old Japanese man has become the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II, officials said Tuesday.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi had already been a certified "hibakusha," or radiation survivor, of the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing in Nagasaki, but has now been confirmed as surviving the attack on Hiroshima three days earlier as well, city officials said.

Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city. He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki just in time for the second attack, city officials said.

"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. "It's 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 Yamaguchi's compensation will not increase, Miyamoto said.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: abomb; atomicbomb; japan; tokyo; tsutomuyamaguchi

1 posted on 03/24/2009 5:25:36 PM PDT by raybbr
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To: Riley; agere_contra; Randy2u

That was such an interesting story I gave its own thread.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 5:26:54 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr

Either really lucky or really unlucky.


3 posted on 03/24/2009 5:27:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: raybbr

That poor man. I hope all that radiation doesn’t shorten his life.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 5:27:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: raybbr

Keith Richards’ father, IMO.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 5:29:50 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Jeff Chandler

He is 93. We should all be so lucky to reach that age.


6 posted on 03/24/2009 5:30:36 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: raybbr

He must glow at night.


7 posted on 03/24/2009 5:31:37 PM PDT by Raster Man
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To: raybbr

I am reminded of the man who saw the start of the civil war (had property in bull run area) then said to hell with this and moved ... to Appomattox.


8 posted on 03/24/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
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To: raybbr

Japan’s answer to Joe Blflspk.


9 posted on 03/24/2009 5:31:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Joe Btfsplk, that is.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 5:32:53 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: raybbr
Reminds me of that nurse that was on the Titanic, the Britannic and the Olympic when they all sank.

Three for three! The real trifecta.

11 posted on 03/24/2009 5:33:07 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Keith Richards’ father, IMO.

LMFAO!!! Reminds me of a comic 20 years ago that said the only two things that would survive a nuclear holocaust would be roaches and Keith Richards...

12 posted on 03/24/2009 5:35:08 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: raybbr

Apparently radiation wasn’t all that bad for him.

Does he get to have two funerals when he croaks?


13 posted on 03/24/2009 5:39:14 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Eyes Unclouded

LOL good one


14 posted on 03/24/2009 5:48:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: raybbr
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city. He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki just in time for the second attack, city officials said.

Maybe he could travel to Tehran after Netanyahu is officially in charge, and he could make it three for three, LOL
15 posted on 03/24/2009 5:52:33 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

I believe he may be both.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 5:58:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: raybbr
'Lucky' Yamaguchi
17 posted on 03/24/2009 6:10:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: raybbr
As far as I can see, carrying on an unspecified “business” in a “defeated” but not surrendered or pacified Japan means he was a combatant IMHO. Hope he talks about the horror of waging a vicious war, initiated with a sneak attack, when he talks about the horrors of an A-Bomb blast. (Based on the killed survived ratio, the odds were in his favor, so luck had nothing to do with it... just a low yield bomb.)
18 posted on 03/24/2009 6:13:05 PM PDT by Tuketu (Lack of Legislative & WH control doesn't mean the GOP can't tell the Dims, we'll undo all Socialism)
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To: raybbr

So is he the luckiest guy who ever lived or is he the unluckiest guy who ever lived?


19 posted on 03/24/2009 6:19:08 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Tribune7
So is he the luckiest guy who ever lived or is he the unluckiest guy who ever lived?

You have to say he was not lucky, but he's fortunate to have lived long beyond most our spans.

The war ended a LONG time ago -- I say best of luck (and long life) to him.

20 posted on 03/24/2009 6:23:16 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Tax the rich" fails if the rich won't play)
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To: raybbr

He must have really felt cursed when the second bomb went off. As an added bonus, he was exposed to both a uranium bomb and a plutonium bomb.


21 posted on 03/24/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: raybbr

“A 93-year-old Japanese man has become the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II, officials said Tuesday.”

That dude was having one crap week, man....


22 posted on 03/24/2009 6:39:23 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Mikey_1962
Reminds me of that nurse that was on the Titanic, the Britannic and the Olympic when they all sank.

She should have got off Olympic when everyone else did. RMS Olympic was scrapped at the T.W.Ward yard at Inverkeithing in 1937.

23 posted on 03/24/2009 6:45:48 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: raybbr

“Answers to ‘Lucky’...”


24 posted on 03/24/2009 6:52:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: vladimir998
We should all be so lucky to reach that age.

Maybe we should go out and get bombed?

25 posted on 03/24/2009 7:53:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama's next program: Kopechne Care)
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To: raybbr
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city. He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki just in time for the second attack, city officials said.

And now he's 93... Somebody's looking for this guy.


26 posted on 03/24/2009 7:56:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Rumor has it he was given a shirt that says “I survived two atomic bombs and all I got was this crappy t-shirt”


27 posted on 03/24/2009 9:30:43 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: catbertz

lmao!


28 posted on 03/24/2009 9:52:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: raybbr

Man. That guy is like a cock-a-roach!


29 posted on 03/24/2009 11:39:08 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Oztrich Boy
OK. I stand corrected.

She was on-board the Olympic when it collided with the RMS Hawke. It did not sink.

The Britannic and Titanic certainly did sink.

30 posted on 03/25/2009 2:31:30 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Jeff Chandler

If we all got to live to 93 as a result, some radiation might be in order.


31 posted on 03/25/2009 2:35:46 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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