Key man in developing Atomic Bomb has ties with Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Did you know a key figure in the development of the atomic bomb had ties to Lexington?

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Frank Settle will speak at the Marshall Foundation Thursday evening about the development of the atomic bomb during World War II and the role that then-Army Chief of Staff George Marshall had in it.

Marshall was a Virginia Military Institute grad. Settle's book, "General George C Marshall and the Atomic Bomb," was recently released in hardcover.

"Marshall basically was the single top US official who was associated with the events and the discussions and decisions made with nuclear weapons for the first ten years of the nuclear era," author Frank Settle said.

Settle's talk is Thursday evening at 5:30. The Marshall Foundation is located on the VMI campus in Lexington.