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Should consider Japanese mindset during World War II Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Don Skarda did an excellent job of responding to Tony Magliano’s article in the August 19 Catholic Herald concerning the United States’ use of atomic bombs.

I had the honor of having been on active duty in the Navy when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan and was anticipating the strong possibility of being involved in the invasion of Japan.

Mr. Magliano appears to have no concept of, or he has chosen to ignore, the mindset and the brutality of the Japanese warlords. I would strongly recommend he read the documentary Flyboys by James Bradley. After reading the book, I question whether Mr. Magliano would still be critical of Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs.

Robert Schelble, DeForest