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The story continues: Pfc. Beers, Diablo, and Hood
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Editor's note: John Waelti's series on the American Atomic Veterans continues with today's column.June 1957, Camp Desert Rock, Nevada - 2nd Lt. James Saffer, along with officers and staff NCOs of the 2nd Battalion of the Fourth Marine Corps Atomic Exercise Brigade, had just experienced an "observation" of an atomic blast. Priscilla, a 38-kiloton bomb was one of a series of tests in 1957 code named "Plumbbob."Lt. Saffer found the experience horrifying and doesn't want to do it again.