Seventy-five years after the world’s first atomic bombs were dropped in Japan, the people and the island are still feeling the impacts.
Nuclear weapons also have had a lasting effect on American soldiers.
Garry DeFour is a Vermonter who served in the U.S. Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs between 1979 and 1981.
During those few years, he learned about the U.S. Marines who were sent to Nagasaki to help with the clean-up process after the Atomic bomb was dropped.
“Now, thirty-five years later several Veterans that served in Nagasaki — are inflicted with rare blood diseases and bone-cancer,” Atomic Veterans Specialist Garry DeFour said.