"What I saw ... was, I am certain, one of the greatest works of devastation wrought by man. Words are not adequate to describe what I saw on this island of less than a square ...
I enlisted in 1942, at the Federal Building on Market and 12th Street, San Diego.
Posted November 18, 1993
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