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Portrait Unveiling Set for Manhattan Project Leader

on March 22, 2013 - 12:38pm

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  • Family of Gen. Leslie Groves to donate official portrait to Los Alamos Historical Society

The family of the U.S. Army general who oversaw the building of Los Alamos National Laboratory will donate his official military portrait to the Los Alamos Historical Society Friday, April 5.

Gen. Leslie Groves was commander of the Army Corps of Engineers Manhattan Engineer District.

WHO: Los Alamos Historical Society, the family of Gen. Leslie Groves, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, Lt. Col. Antoinette Gant, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Albuquerque District; other invited guests

WHAT: Unveiling of Gen. Groves’ official military portrait, by renowned military artist Albert Murray

WHEN and WHERE: April 5, 2013, 3 p.m., Betty Erhart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos

WHY: As part of the yearlong 70th anniversary celebrations for the Laboratory

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