Bert Tolbert is 99 today!

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  1. Tim Orr

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    Good afternoon, all!

    Chapter 160 (Boulder, CO) member Bert Tolbert (an NAWCC "Golden Circle" member with 50 years of continuous membership) celebrates his 99th birthday today.

    Here's some information put together by Tim Schulz, Chapter Secretary/Treasurer:
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    I would like to wish Bert Tolbert a Happy Birthday! Bert is somebody special to us as he was one of the founders of the Boulder Horological Society and a 50+ year member of the NAWCC. Bert turns 99 tomorrow [January 15, 2020] and has remained an active member of the BHS, driving himself to our lunches.

    More importantly he is one of the last surviving members of the Manhattan Project and the effort to develop the atomic bomb during WW2. Bert helped develop methods to isolate and enrich U235 first in the laboratory and then at industrial scales. An interview with Bert was done by the Atomic Heritage Foundation/Voices of the Manhattan Project and can be found here:

    Bert Tolbert's Interview
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    If you would like to send Bert birthday greetings, post them here, and I will see that he gets to see them.

    Best regards!

    Tim Orr

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  2. Kevin W.

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    Happy Birthday Bert, glad to have made your aquaintance.
     
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    Yes, quite an achievement! Stay active and healthy! :thumb:
     
  4. Greg Frauenhoff

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    Happy birthday Bert!

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  5. Tom McIntyre

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    Happy birthday Bert. I keep looking for an excuse to attend one of your BHS meetings but it is a pretty long drive (or flight).
     
  6. Rhett Lucke

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    Happy Birthday Bert !
     

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