SDF/National guard work off the coast of Sendai.
Warning: This is not pleasant reading.
Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 4:11pm
My ex husband and father of my boys is a national guard/self defense force reserve/retired member. He was called up last week to look for bodies along the coast. He just got back and today, when I went to give him his care package, he told me about his experience. It sounds pretty harrowing to say the least.
The soldiers worked from 5am until dark for their week in turn, searching among debris and rubble for bodies and personal belongings. He says the dust in the air was so thick from debris everyone had to wear masks and goggles and some members got sick. They saw cars piled up one on top of each other ..sideways and back to front..no houses left ...just pieces of wood and occasionally recognizable pieces of
They had to look in
Many elderly Japanese keep large sums of money in their rooms rather than the bank. It is said there has been a lot of money washed up on the shores.At the moment only
He says that he personally found carcasses of pets; one dog, 2 cats and a bird (in a cage). They had to wade into rice fields that were full of water up to their necks and feel around with sticks for heavy weights below.
He said he expected to see more recognizable items -but everything is charred and brown and most items have turned to dust and were shattered by smashing into each other in the power of the waves. He said many people may have lost their lives like this before drowning.
He's gone to bed for a few days with a bad cold and fever.