Truman faced the horrible prospect of losing 600,000 American lives in an invasion of the Japanese home islands
My Dad, who just passed away, worked in the Pentagon preparing the plans for the invasion on MacArthur's staff. He stated that they were looking at a million American casualties in the first week.
posted on 04/26/2010 12:06:07 AM PDT
("Will kill foreigners so you don't have too!" U.S.Military)
Sorry about your dad...sounds like he was one of our heros.
posted on 04/26/2010 9:38:59 PM PDT
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