Morris Richard Jeppson

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Morris Richard Jeppson was born in Logan, Utah back in 1922.  He studied physics at the University of Nevada, Reno.  At the age of 19 he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps.  His basic training was in Florida, he received additional training at Yale University, Harvard and MIT. 

In 1945, he received the Silver Star.  After being discharged he worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.  Later in his career, he helped develop several key technological breakthroughs including microwave technology as well as stabilizers used on helicopters.  He died in 2010, he was 87.

What you may not know about Morris is that while serving in the Army Air Corp he was an assistant weaponeer on the Enola Gay.  He was the last person to touch “Little Boy” before it was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6th, 1945.

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Brian England
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Hmm, being part of a team that dropped a bomb on a city is not something I would want to be part of.

Dec 17, 2020 01:27 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray 

 

Dec 17, 2020 02:45 AM #2
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, James... makes you wonder what the person who lived through this thought about it for the remainder of their life.

Dec 17, 2020 03:40 AM #3
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Donald Urschalitz
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Not something that I would want to do, war is hell.

Dec 17, 2020 04:09 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - thank you for continuing to fill in the blanks of my knowledge.  

Dec 17, 2020 04:44 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Never know what your role is in a war until it happens. Enjoy your day!

Dec 17, 2020 05:41 AM #6
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I wonder how that played out in his mind as he got older. War is hell, he did the right thing.

Dec 17, 2020 05:50 AM #7
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Brian England summed up my thoughts very well James Dray BUT one has to remember that the dropping of the bomb is what ended the war and many lives were saved because of that.

Dec 17, 2020 07:28 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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James,

Another interesting time in our US history.    There is no doubt, war is hell!  Happy Thursday.  A

Dec 17, 2020 07:42 AM #9
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James, 

Like the boob tube, the microwave is a bane to a cook!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 17, 2020 07:44 AM #10
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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So many achievements for such a young man 🎅

Happy Thursday to you James Dray 

Dec 17, 2020 07:48 AM #11
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Rocky Dickerson
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Good morning James Dray I wonder what that piece of history did for the remainder of his life.

Dec 17, 2020 08:09 AM #12
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That must have certainly been something he thought about for the rest of his life!

Dec 17, 2020 09:25 AM #13
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Hi James- what an interesting thought...what were his thoughts later in life. War is hell and no one wants to  participate on the other hand I am thankful for those who stood up for us. 

Dec 17, 2020 09:32 AM #14
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Will Hamm
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Hello James,  I wonder how he felt about it years later.  I think I would have a hard time.

 

Dec 17, 2020 09:36 AM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Wow I had no idea and what a background James so glad you wote about him, Endre

Dec 17, 2020 10:24 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

I hope you are having an outstanding week.

Dec 18, 2020 06:45 AM #17
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The lower photo of the bomb is Perkins. What a way to display a weapon of mass destruction to destroy so many people without showing some emotion at one's backyard.

Jan 17, 2021 07:30 AM #18
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