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Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe Lee Jenkins, of Bigelow, served in the Navy Seabees during World War II. He is shown here with his discharge papers.

Jenkins viewed wrath of atomic bomb

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BIGELOW -- At 39 square miles, the island of Tinian -- part of the Mariana Islands in the North Pacific -- is just a mere speck on a world globe. Yet, what happened on that little island, surrounded by secrecy, changed the course of battle and brought victory to the American forces in World War II.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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