Here is the conclusion of the letter Joe Teri wrote home as he settled in during the Occupation of Japan. Please do not be offended by any slang that was used back in the day. The pictures are examples, none accompanied the letter.
Our airforce has done perfect precision bombing, they only wrecked just what they wanted to, the train system is perfect, the trolley line is in good condition, but the War plants are a mass of rubbish. The Japs have had more equipt than our eyes can believe, even our General here said, we under estimated the Japs at the time of our arrival here, by 60 percent and thats an awful lot, we had planned during the War to make an invasion here, if we had to we would have never got here it would have been suicide for every man and ship. The land out here…
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Thank you, John, for following through for the remainder of this letter.
You are welcome. After everything going on now, we need to be reminded of what happened during WWII.
This disease could very well eliminate the remaining veterans we have of this era.