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Truman grandson lays wreath at Hiroshima

Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 00:38

Aug. 5 - The grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman prays in Hiroshima for victims of the wartime atomic bombing ordered by his grandfather. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman visited Hiroshima on Saturday (August 4) to offer prayers for the victims of atomic bombs ordered by his grandfather more than six decades ago. Clifton Truman Daniel, the wartime president's eldest grandson, is due to attend annual atomic bomb commemorations in Hiroshima and Nagasaki next week. He is in Japan at the invitation of peace group Sadako Legacy, headed by 71-year-old Masahiro Sasaki. Daniel said the visit was inspired by reading an account of Sasaki's younger sister Sadako, who died of leukaemia in 1955 at the age of 12. The grandson of a radar operator who took part in the bombings and the U.S. ambassador to Japan are also due to attend the ceremony in Hiroshima on Monday (August 6).

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Truman grandson lays wreath at Hiroshima

Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 00:38