|Joseph W. Lathan Machinistís Mate Third Class|
Joseph W. Lathan,
Machinistís Mate Third Class, USNR, Rockford, helped evacuate 219
recovered allied military personnel aboard his cruiser, the Biloxi, from
the city that was the victim of the second atom bomb, Nagasaka.
At the railway station near the dock, American hospital ships medical men attended stretcher cases.
The Biloxi had fought eight invasions and numerous bombardments for this satisfying task.
|Source: Maryville Enterprise / Thursday October 11, 1945|
|"Rockford Boy Helps Get Prisoners Out Of Nagasaka"|