Dick Skancke (Manhattan Project Security Guard) discusses Security Checks

Dick Skancke (Manhattan Project Security Guard) discusses Security Checks

Richard "Dick" Skancke was a security guard at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. His responsibilities included transporting materials between the three Manhattan Project sites, often using retrofitted ambulances or other covert vehicles to clandestinely transfer the precious materials. Skancke worked to maintain the high level of secrecy of the Manhattan Project, sometimes to the dismay of the civilian workers, by censoring employee's mail and acting as Groves' eyes and ears on the Project. Film by the Atomic Heritage Foundation.