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Posted on 06/06/2014 3:19:17 AM PDT by sneakers
Quinn's D-Day Special from several years ago. It speaks for itself. Gives me chills every time I listen t it.
God bless all who served then, and serve now. We owe them a huge debt that can never be properly be repaid.
Your = You’re
I miss Q&R
The new owner of WJAS radio told a local rag yesterday that he will decide “within the next six weeks” whether to stay with the oldies/nostalgia format (dropping some of the really old stuff like Patti Page), or switching to talk.
69 years ago today America dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. God Bless America.
My dad was one of the soldiers in the Philippines waiting to take part in the invasion of Japan. Thank goodness, the Japanese surrendered before that could happen.
The bomb killed many, but SAVED many, many more - on both sides.
was he still part of the occupation?
After all that was over the Japanese people must have been the most relieved, all that food, human labor and resources going to the war some of them were literally starving.
I remember a film “Graveyard of the Butterflies” about that
My dad passed away in 2000. In 2005, my husband and I attended a reunion of the 760th FA Bn - my dad’s battalion. There were only 8 guys there. It was such a priviledge to meet them. They told us that, when they landed, the Japanese people would not come out of their homes because they were told that the Americans would rape and murder and pillage. Eventually, they realized that they were in no danger from the Americans. The guys said that the people protected them from Japanese soldiers and escorted them to the Japanese military bases. The Japanese people were told by the emporer that they had to fight to the death. All the houses were filled with weapons - even sharpened sticks. It would have been a bloodbath if we had invaded. They were only doing what their Emporer wanted.
My dad would have been really happy to talk to my son, who joined the navy and was stationed in Japan for three years.