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From Tinian to Iwo Jima
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Editor's note: Today's column is the first in series by John Waelti on the American Atomic Veterans. The second part will appear in next Friday's edition.July 1953, an uneasy truce was signed bringing an end to fighting in Korea. It would be another decade until the president, with assent of Congress, would commit increasing numbers of American troops to combat in Vietnam.During the intervening decade, the draft was still on.