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Lyle Clow sits in his Devils Lake home Sunday afternoon. Clow was among the first American troops to set foot in Hiroshima, Japan following the dropping of the atomic bomb. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

Humboldt native saw Hiroshima a month after the atomic bomb was dropped

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DEVILS LAKE — Lyle Clow is blind, but he’ll never forget the destruction he saw in Hiroshima on Sept. 15, 1945.

Clow and his shipmates on the USS Brock were some of the first Americans into the Japanese city after the U.S. dropped the first-ever-deployed atomic bomb on Aug. 6 of that year.

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