Greenwich resident marks his place in history

Greenwich resident Joe Gregory

Greenwich resident Joe Gregory

On Aug. 6, 1945,  the B-29 Enola Gay dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and  long-time Greenwich resident Joe Gregory was stationed in the South Pacific as a second class machinist in the U.S. Navy.

“We were part of the invasion (of Japan), but none of us knew what was going on – that we had been testing that atom bomb,” he says.

After the bombing, Gregory remembers a steady calmness;  a realization that something devastating had occurred, and he remembers praying. It was an action, however,  that would save millions of lives on both sides of the war.

Barbara Perry Bind