Pain & Purpose in the Pacific
 Richard Carl Bright


So where is the purpose of this book Pain and Purpose in the Pacific? I suggest it was to stop the aggression of an evil force that was determined to expand by military conquest, and in doing so they killed millions along the way. They did so without remorse. The treatment of the Chinese by the Japanese is proof of this. Still, in this present time it will be for each of us with our varied points of view to come to our own individual conclusion as to where the purpose is found.

However, at the end of WWII General MacArthur put “Purpose in the Pacific” into words, when he eloquently said:

“It is my earnest hope and indeed the hope of all mankind that … a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past – a world founded upon faith and understanding, - a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish – for freedom, tolerance and justice.”


(From his address delivered at the signing of the surrender of Japan, aboard the U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2nd September 1945.)


With the surrender of the Japanese, the aggression of the evil force that was responsible for unimaginable pain in the Pacific was stopped. In a manner of speaking ---

                      The sun set on the War in the Pacific