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President Truman's Grandson Visits Hiroshima

Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima

Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima

Washington, DC
Sunday, December 9, 2012

President Truman’s eldest grandson – Clifton Truman Daniel – traveled to Japan in August, arriving in Hiroshima as the city prepared to mark the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing. Mr. Daniel talked about his trip with us, the first ever for a Truman to Japan. Hear about his meetings with atomic bomb survivors, and about his visit to Peace Memorial Park where he stood before the statue of a young girl named Sadako whose story inspired his journey.  

Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:21am (ET)

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