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Elsie H. Pierce

Provisional Engineer DetachmentLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project VeteranMilitary VeteranProvisional Engineer Detachment

Elsie Pierce was a motor pool driver at Los Alamos during the Second World War. She joined the Women’s Army Corps after her older brother joined the Army. Because of this, she had a strong sense of commitment to the overall war effort. In fact, she broke an engagement in order to serve with the Army at Los Alamos.

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