World Battlefronts: I See No Reason . . .

In 1942, U.S. fighting men, backed up against the thin rampart from Pearl Harbor to Australia, saw their Jap opponent as cruel, treacherous, practically inhuman. Now, through more experienced eyes, they see him a little more clearly: a soldier still treacherous, but with a certain amount of resourcefulness, a vast supply of a peculiar kind of courage.

A Navy carrier pilot, Lieut, (j.g.) Peter Hamilton Hazard, who was shot down off Okinawa, saw some of that courage at Iwo Jima. He wrote, in a letter published with his obituary by his old school, St. Paul's:

"I was impressed by the Jap commander's words,...

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