Sojourners Magazine: August 1983
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On March 1, 1954, at 6:45 a.m., the U.S. government detonated a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb in the Bikini Atoll.
Thirty-eight years ago this month, two U.S. bombers took off three days apart from the Pacific island of Tinian, at that time the largest airfield in the world.
In Pasadena, at the recent evangelical Conference on Church and Peacemaking in a Nuclear Age, I was reminded of a conversation that took place in 1977 between Wes Granberg-Michaelson, Gordon Cosby, Richard Barnet, Mernie King, and myself.
For many of us the thought of Vietnam brings back intense and painful memories.