August 6, 1945-
100 miles off the coast of Japan, US sailors did not hear or feel anything. Instead they saw the huge mushroom cloud rise and get bigger & bigger, & wider & wider.
American bomber, Enola Gay had dropped “Little Boy,” the five-ton atomic bomb, over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
The Navy Fleet was ordered to change direction and face the waves, so not to capsize. Waves became one hundred feet high.
Aboard the USS Kearney 19 year old signalman Gerry LeTourneau felt as if he had left his balls at the crest of the wave. He held onto the rail of the destroyer for dear life.
Later, the bodies came. Thousand of floating, radioactive, Japanese bodies.
On deck of the USS Kearney, sailors were ordered to install .50 caliber machine guns and shoot holes in the radioactive bodies until they sank.
Gerry LeTourneau is a veteran and witness to the bomb. He’s also a friend.
Thank you Gerry LeTourneau, and veterans everywhere, for your service to our Country!