The last of a dying breed.
@ gerald r. ford museum / grand rapids, mi
(needless to say, i found some old pictures today..)
A fantastic place to go.
On Aug. 6, 1945, the Associated Press reports, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was on a business trip in Hiroshima, Japan.
Unfortunately, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima that day.
Fortunately, Yamaguchi survived and returned home.
Unfortunately, he lived in Nagasaki, where the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb, on Aug. 9.
Fortunately, he survived that bombing too and has now been certified a survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which entitles him to “compensation, including monthly allowances, free medical checkups and funeral costs.”
Unfortunately, he may have to use that last benefit sooner than he would like, for he is 93.