Horace Thompson III presents “Understanding Truman’s Decision to Drop Atomic Bombs on Japan”
In 1995, Horace Thompson Jr. wrote a letter to The New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper to explain the justifications for using atomic weapons on Japan during World War II. Thompson served as Marine Corps adjutant on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur during the planning for the invasion of Japan. Thompson and his letter defending President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop the bombs will be discussed by his son, Horace Thompson III.
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