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Byline: Elsa McDowell
In 1958, a damaged U.S. Air Force bomber dropped a hydrogen bomb in a sound about 20 miles from downtown Savannah after the bomber collided with a fighter plane.
The Air Force searched for the unexploded bomb for a few months and declared it lost.
Now, two men believe they have located the bomb under the mud in shallow waters near Tybee Island and are anxious lest terrorists might also find it, also. They have raised the question of whether the government should try to retrieve the bomb.
Reporter Tony Bartelme told the nuclear mystery story in a front-page feature last Sunday. Two readers criticized The Post and Courier for publishing a story that they feared could lead terrorists …