Sheldon Man, Former Sailor Says No One Should Forget September 2nd
Date posted - August 31, 2012
Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon man who was a sailor — present when the treaty was signed that ended World War II in the Pacific — wants people to remember September 2nd.
This Sunday marks the 67th anniversary of the formal Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Travis Potter of Sheldon was there, and tells us about his experience.
Potter says, they eventually found out — starting with something that happened later that night.
Potter says a few days later they steamed into Tokyo Bay. He says there were so many ships, he could count four in front of them, and behind them, ships as far as the eye could see. He says he was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bennington, and got a front-row-seat of the action.
We at KIWA invite you to take a moment out on Sunday to remember the sacrifices made by so many during World War II and in all the conflicts. Freedom is not free.
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