TOKYO — Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died at age 93.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city.
He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki, about 190 miles southwest, which suffered a second U.S. atomic bomb attack three days later.
The mayor of Nagasaki said "a precious storyteller has been lost,"...
And his story was, "Holy #$%^&*. I surrender already!"
The story goes on to say, "Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic bombs."
I prefer the verb "earned".