Leslie Groves

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Leslie Groves
Leslie Groves, pictured here as a major general.
Birth nameLeslie Richard Groves, Jr.
Born(1896-08-17)August 17, 1896
Albany, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 1970(1970-07-13) (aged 73)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Place of burialArlington National Cemetery, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1918–1948
Rank Lieutenant General
Unit Corps of Engineers
Commands heldArmed Forces Special Weapons Project
Manhattan Project
Battles/warsWorld War I
Occupation of Nicaragua
World War II
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Order of the Crown (Belgium)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (United Kingdom)
Medal of Merit (Nicaragua)
Other workVice President Sperry Rand

Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves Jr. (August 17, 1896 – July 13, 1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer. He helped construct the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project, which helped create the atomic bomb during World War II.

Groves had a heart attack on July 13, 1970.[1] He died a few hours later at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at age 73.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Headed A-Bomb Development – Heart Attack Claims Life Of Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves (1970)". Standard-Speaker. 15 July 1970. p. 1. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. "A-bomb's boss dies after heart attack". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. United Press International. 14 July 1970. p. 1A. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  3. "General dies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. 14 July 1970. p. 1. Retrieved 15 March 2018.