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Elwood K. Colbert

EngineerLos Alamos, NM

Manhattan Project Veteran

Elwood Kenneth Colbert was born on February 9, 1932 in Johnstown, PA.

In 1943, Colbert graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He then joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Manhattan District Corps of Engineers.

After the war, he attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology to earn a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

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