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Esequiel “Zeke” Salazar began working at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. His first jobs were as a carpenter and a rod-man assisting surveyors for the Robert E. McKee Company.

After the war, Salazar deployed as a soldier to occupied Japan. He later returned to Los Alamos and had a long career with Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked in mail and records, for the Fire Department, in security, and in public relations. Combined, he and his wife, Clara, contributed 100 years of service to the Los Alamos laboratory.

Salazar passed away on April 6, 2011 at the age of 82.

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