All of the domestic uranium used in the Manhattan Project—about 14 percent—came from Grand Junction. The rest came from foreign countries.
World War II
Roy Christensen, a 93-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, now lives at the Holly Creek Retirement Community in Centennial.
Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose dropped out of school at age 16 and withstood anti-Semitism to achieve a remarkable military career.
Bob Fuchigami was only 11 years old when his family was forced from their California home to the Amache internment camp outside Granada, Colorado.
For years, Leila Morrison says it was too painful to talk about what she witnessed. Now 95, she doesn't hold back, hoping people understand the high cost of freedom.
Henry Sakaguchi arrived at Colorado Public Radio recently wearing the cap of his World War II unit: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Virgil Hughes fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a bloody conflict that began in December 1944. He's also a lifelong lover of music.
Two World War II veterans who recently received France's Legion of Honour reflect on their experiences serving in Europe.
Private First Class Buford Johnson of Lakewood, who fought and was injured during World War II, just got some long overdue medals.
Dale Maple was stationed at Camp Hale and hoped to cross the Mexican border with two German POWs. Author Paul N. Herbert writes about Maple in his new book "Treason In The Rockies."