- Nov 12, 2008
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made me stop and think - the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were dropped 78 years ago. (the doc also has some footage of people who survived the bombs showing their injuries - ghastly stuff.)
My Uncle was in the Navy on the ship the USS Wichita. They sailed to Nagasaki to retrieve some of the POWS that were held there by the Japanese. Unlike other relatives who were in the Army, he often talked about his time in the war.
Though it wasn't until 50+ years after the war that he talked about what he saw and smelled when they sailed up to get those survivors. He never let on before but you could tell how haunted he was by the experience. How could you not have been.