World War II remembered

Although he never saw combat in World War II, Arthur Lee Adams Jr., affectionately known as Red, saw the result. Adams was in school at the University of Georgia when his father bought him two mules and gave him a small piece of land in Webster County, Georgia so he wouldn’t be eligible to be drafted. After a year of farming, Adams decided he was ready to be in the military and went to talk to the Army Air Corps draft board. “I flew over Nagasaki, the second bombing sight. They had cleaned it up but you could tell there was nothing there,” Adams said. He was in Japan for a little under a year and after he was sent home, he worked as a rural mail carrier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Angela Woolen)

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