Ken BeatonSpecial to the Nevada Appeal

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September 2, 2012
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Ken Beaton: The day a world war ended

If Dec. 7, 1941, is “A day that will live in infamy,” Sept. 2, 1945, gave peace a chance on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri, “Big Mo,” BB – 63. Japan’s surrender spared the pain and suffering of 1 million American casualties, tens of millions of Japanese lives and hundreds of millions of future generations.Do the math. Those million American servicemen were given a new lease on life. They came home, married the most wonderful gal in the world, used their GI Bill to complete their education, and made their contribution to the 1946-64 baby boom, a population …

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