When Martin Skinner enlisted in the U.S. Army, he thought he would finish college before active duty.
Instead, he quickly became part of the movement that ended World War II.
“I came to Oak Ridge as a member of the special engineering detachment in September 1944. We were about 1,200 GIs in Oak Ridge scattered at the three major plants,” Skinner said.
Skinner, now of Harriman, had been at Michigan State when he was called to active duty as a sophomore.