Columnist Ted R. Bromund writes, “The atom bomb was no more devastating than conventional U.S. air attacks” [“More of the same in Hiroshima trip,” Opinion, May 23].

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Is he for real? A nuclear bomb caused 140,000 deaths in Hiroshima and devastated the survivors for years. Their future was affected, their children’s health! Bromund’s remarks are disgraceful; he needs a reality check.

Mary McKenna, North Bellmore