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In 1945, Lacy Hare saw devastation of Hiroshima
This is quite a story which reaches back to the end of World War II. It is about a young Adair County soldier, and an Army buddy, who who walked through the devastation of Hiroshima, and a reunion, by e-mail, of the son of the the Adair Countian and the daughter of Lacy Hare's wartime friend, who now lives in Albuquerque, NM. And there's one more Columbia/Hiroshima/Albuquerque twist which may is a more than charming than eerie little coincidence, to be seen in links to photographs, below.
The Adair Countian was the late Lacy Hare, the father of Columbia's Joe Hare. The New Mexican is Lacy Hare's Army buddy, Jack Swafford.Joe Hare sent the following letter to ColumbiaMagazine.com:
"ED, another big thanks to CM. Thought you might enjoy the far reaching arm of CM.The letter Joe Hare sent is printed below:
"Hi, Joe,It is indeed a small world today. We're asking Joe Hare to get a copy of the photo of his father with the Jack Swafford, and hope to be able to post it soon.
A coincidence not mentioned in the letter is a rather remarkable similarity between the crown on the Japanese (Hiroshima peace) Memorial (Genbaku Dome) mentioned in Sherry Kellam's letter to Joe Hare, and the crown on Begley Chapel at Lindsey Wilson College. The E. Fay Jones design is taller, but the crown on the Hiroshima shrine has a smaller crown enveloped with a larger one, just as the larger Begley Chapel crown has. To read more about the Hiroshima Peace Memorial at Wikipedia,
This story was posted on 2007-11-22 05:08:29
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