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Antoinette J. Cichy

NurseLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran

Antoinette Cichy was a nurse in the main infirmary at Los Alamos, handling classified documents and classified medical cases.

During World War II, she was a Women's Army Corps Registered Nurse who served in the Philippines, where she received the Bronze Medal for bravery. She was invited to the Manhattan Project because of nursing skills and her top secret classification. 


Antoinette J. Cichy's Timeline
19441945 Serves in the Philippines as a nurse in the Women's Army Corps, receiving a Bronze Star Medal.
1946 Joins Manhattan Project at Los Alamos.

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