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Deputy Secretary meets two Calutron Girls

When the Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was in Tennessee last week, she took time to meet two Calutron Girls at Y-12. 

Peggy Stuart and Ruth Huddleston both arrived at Y-12 when they were 18 years old. They were recruited to join the war effort when they were seniors in high school.

The Calutron Girls, who were known as Cubicle Operators at the time, are getting fewer and fewer as even 18-year-old girls from the 1940s are now approaching their 90s. 

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Two of the Calutron Girls met with Deputy Security Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall during her recent visit to Y-12. Seated, left to right, is Patty Stuart and Ruth Huddleston. Standing, left to right, is Kathryn Grant, special assistant to Sherwood-Randall; Commander Wayne Smith, senior military assistant; Sherwood-Randall; and Timothy McClees, chief of staff.