forty years of age

on March 1, 1954.

Chief radio operator

on the Lucky Dragon.

When the nuclear fallout

from the Bravo test


your ship

you were not so lucky.

You were the first Japanese victim

to die

from an H-Bomb test.

You prayed to be the last victim,

but it was not

to be.

David Krieger is President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.