|Birth name||Leslie Richard Groves, Jr.|
|Born||August 17, 1896|
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Died||July 13, 1970 (aged 73)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, U.S.|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1918–1948|
|Unit||Corps of Engineers|
|Commands held||Armed Forces Special Weapons Project|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Occupation of Nicaragua
World War II
|Awards||Army 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 work||Vice 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.
References[change | change source]
- "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.
- "A-bomb's boss dies after heart attack". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. United Press International. 14 July 1970. p. 1A. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "General dies". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. 14 July 1970. p. 1. Retrieved 15 March 2018.