Reginald C. Augustine, 1913-2011.

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Reginald C. Augustine was born in Decatur, Illinois on October 12, 1935; he died on June 30, 2011, at Sibley Memorial Hospital' in Washington, D.C. Involved in intelligence during World War I, Augustine took part in a mission to capture some leading German scientists, including Otto Hahn, the discoverer of the nuclear fission principle. Code named Alsos, the operation came under the direction of Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, head of the American effort--the Manhattan Project--to build an atom bomb. While searching for the Germans near Toulouse, France, Augustine turned on the Geiger counter that he had brought along. After searching the area meticulously, the Alsos team discovered...

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