Alan Voorhees

Alan Voorhees

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alan Manners Voorhees was a transportation engineer and urban planner who designed many large public works in the United States. Voorhees was born in Highland Park, New Jersey. During World War II, he left his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to join the United States Navy as an officer in what was called the "Underwater Demolition Team 11," a precursor to the U.S. Navy SEALs. He spent much of the war mapping shoreline defenses in the Pacific. After the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Voorhees' unit was sent in to inspect the city, making him one of the first Americans to see the bomb's aftermath. For his military service he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Presidential Unit Citation.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Polic
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136388499
  • 9786136388496