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LARVALBUG LENS, February, 2017

The photo was taken in Japan about early 1946. Leon, Julia's husband and Larry's father, led an Army investigative team there in support of General Douglas MacArthur's preparations for war crime trials of Axis Powers' business, military, and political leaders arrested in that country at the end of World War II. Leon is third from the left. He later said this was difficult duty, that many of those investigated and some who were subsequently hung had simply been doing their duty as they understood it and that if the tables had been turned and U.S. leaders were being investigated and tried by Japan, many of them also might have suffered a similar fate for merely having followed orders or supported our cause.