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Caesar Bango

Recreation OfficerLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project VeteranMilitary Veteran
Los Alamos

Caesar Bango was a recreation officer at Los Alamos.

Bango was born on November 16, 1924 in Anmoore, West Virginia. When he was four years old, his family moved to Spelter, West Virginia. After graduating from Victory High School, he was drafted into the Army. When he completed boot camp, he was selected to go to Los Alamos.

Bango was part of the Army recreation department at Los Alamos. He recalled thinking after the Trinity Test, “This was worse than the war. You never knew what was going to happen. Smoke rolled all over the countryside.” He was discharged on April 1, 1946.

After the war, Bango returned to his home town and worked at the Spelter zinc plant, and then worked for the Division of Highways. He was a member of the American Legion.

Bango died on May 1, 2015 in Shinnston, West Virginia.

 

 

Caesar Bango's Timeline
1924 Nov 16th Born in Anmoore, West Virginia.
19431946 Served at Los Alamos.
2015 May 1st Died in Shinnston, West Virginia.

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