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Horace Kellogg 'Tony' Calvert, 90; Soldier Saw Hitler's Bunker

June 21, 2006|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Horace Kellogg "Tony" Calvert, 90, the first non-Russian soldier to enter Adolf Hitler's bunker after Germany's surrender in World War II, died Thursday.

Calvert worked for the Army's Office of the G-2 Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence during the war and was the first security and intelligence officer attached to the Manhattan Engineer District, the project to develop the atomic bomb.

With the Manhattan Project, Calvert tracked the Nazis' atomic aspirations while recruiting scientists and technicians from Europe.

He received the Legion of Merit from the French government and the Order of the British Empire from the British government.

Born in Nowata, Okla., in 1915, Calvert graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1939 with a law degree.

After the war, Calvert founded a petroleum company, an oil exploration and drilling company and an investment company.

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John Milton Kennedy, 93, an announcer for the Lux Radio Theatre in the 1940s and other radio and television programs, died June 11 in Downey.

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