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James H. Porterie

Security Guard Los Alamos, NM

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James Porterie

James Porterie was a security guard at Los Alamos tasked with guarding bomb components. Porterie went to Aberdeen Proving Ground for Ordnance School before volunteering for an assignment at Los Alamos. He was at Los Alamos in the immediate aftermath of the war, from 1946 to 1948. After civilian guards took charge of the site in 1948, Porterie went to Kirtland Field, New Mexico and was discharged soon thereafter. 

An Identification Card given to James Porterie at Los Alamos

A party at the NCO Club at Los Alamos

James Porterie Security Badge

Los Alamos Canyon from BB Barracks, 1946

Los Alamos Security Guards

NCO Club Membership Card

James Porterie's Bunk

Security Guard Los Alamos

BB Barracks

James Porterie's locker in BB Barracks at Los Alamos

Security Guard Gerald Pithman

Trinity Drive from BB Barracks, 1946

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