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Hank Friedrich is a familiar face at Eagle Valley Golf Course, where he works as a starter and a ranger. However, during World War II, Friedrich was working as an engineer on The Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb. Staff Photo by Tom Carothers.

Friedrich had a hand in history

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These days, Hank Friedrich is a very familiar face to those playing 18 holes at Eagle Valley Golf Course -- which he helped design -- serving as the course's starter and ranger.

"I'm probably the oldest employee of the city of Woodbury," Friedrich, 89, said.

However, more than six decades ago, Friedrich played a role in helping bring World War II to an end as part of the Manhattan Project -- the codename given to America's effort to develop atomic technologies.

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