Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Henry Compton poses for a portrait at his home in Beaumont on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. Compton was the U.S. Navy master at arms for the fleet post office in Sasebo, Japan after WW II. During his tour, he traveled to Nagasaki to see and photograph the results of the atomic bomb.
The image we actually ran was more serious because the retrospective package included images he had taken in Nagasaki. Since he's not surrounded by total destruction here, I'd rather show him as a nice guy from Beaumont.