Leslie Richard Groves, Jr

Leslie Richard Groves, Jr

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Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 13 Jul 1970 (aged 73)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 3754
Memorial ID 2217 · View Source
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United States World War II Army General. A General in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he was in overall command of the mission and directive to develop an atomic bomb during World War II that became known as "The Manhattan Project". Previous to this assignment he oversaw the construction of the Pentagon Building in Arlington, Virginia. An 1918 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, he retired in 1948 with the rank of Lieutenant General, and having received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 2217
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Richard Groves, Jr (17 Aug 1896–13 Jul 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 2217, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .