Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Trinity Day

No, not the Holy Trinity but the atomic one. Today is the 70th anniversary of the Trinity Test.

Yesterday I added another link to my atomic chain by attending a lecture by the great-grand daughter of Leslie R Groves - head of the Manhattan Project. She provided personal anecdotes about him that most people don't know. For example, his nickname was DNO (Dino) which he got from his wife. He was either called Dick or DNO, not Leslie. His family never knew what he did or where he went. He often gave them instructions about what to tell people who asked about him. He never carried a briefcase because of security concerns - a briefcase made you look too important. He authorized himself to wear civilian clothes for the same reason. After he received word of the successful bombing of Hiroshima, he celebrated with his family by having chocolate ice cream.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Haven't heard that term in years... And I didn't realize it was 70 years either! Doh!!