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Katherine “Pat” (Patterson) Krikorian arrived at Los Alamos in August of 1943, where she worked as a secretary for the Women’s Army Corps. Krikorian also worked with other WACs selling tickets and ushering patrons at Los Alamos’ movie theater.

She witnessed the flash from the Trinity Test and celebrated after the Trinity test and after the first bomb was dropped on Japan. Following World War II, she met her future husband, Nerses “Krik” Krikorian, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Katherine “Pat” (Patterson) Krikorian's Timeline
1921 Oct Born.
1943 Aug Came to Los Alamos.
1946 Jan Left Los Alamos.

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