Tuesday, June 22, 2010

George Hartzman's Father

75, born in Havana, Cuba

His father fought in the Russian Revolution

Emigrated through Miami in 1947

Grew up in Brooklyn

Competed in Olympic style weight lifting events
and ran marathons

Ph D in Mechanical Engineering

Worked on little packages that go boom in Livermore, California

Worked on ICBM re-entry, and helicopter engines,
and occational math questions from the Man.

We play chess by Email

We debate economics, philosophy, politics
ethics and religion

We are supposed to talk every Friday night

He needs new knees

He worries about his kids

Loves Mom

Likes to paint

Reads a lot and collects used books

Drives cars into the ground

Still exercises almost everyday

Just retired
and loves his grandchildren

Happy Fathers Day Pop



Anonymous said...

Unless he has a time machine he did not fight in the Russian Revolution.

Did you mean to write "Cuban" revolution?

bubba said...

"Unless he has a time machine he did not fight in the Russian Revolution."

Read the passage again for comprehension.

Anonymous said...

His dad's dad fought in the Russian Revolution.

Must be Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Labratory.

They worked on the Hydrogen bomb as well.

Anonymous said...

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a scientific research laboratory founded by the University of California in 1952. It is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

Its principal responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons through the application of advanced science, engineering and technology.

LLNL is home to many unique facilities and a number of the most powerful computer systems in the world

LLNL was established in 1952 as the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore as an offshoot of the existing University of California Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. It was intended to spur innovation and provide competition to the nuclear weapon design laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico, home of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic weapons.

In 1957, the Livermore Lab was selected to develop the warhead for the Navy's Polaris missile. This warhead required numerous innovations to fit a nuclear warhead into the relatively small confines of the missile nosecone.