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Photo of Hiroshima taken by U.S. government photographer on Sept. 9, 1945, a little over a month after an atomic bomb was dropped on the city.

Veteran saw Hiroshima after atomic bombs hit

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Lyle Clow is blind, but he’ll never forget the destruction he saw in Hiroshima on Sept. 15, 1945.

Clow and his shipmates on the USS Brock were some of the first Americans into the Japanese city after the U.S. dropped the first-ever-deployed atomic bomb on Aug. 6 of that year.

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Garrett Richie
Garrett Richie is a general assignment reporter for The Grand Forks Herald and also covers East Grand Forks, Minn. Richie is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is formerly of The Ludington Daily News in Ludington, Mich. Have a good story idea? Contact Richie by either phone or email, both of which are listed below. If you would like to comment on a story, send a letter to the editor with Richie's name and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing. Email to or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
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