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David Slepian

PFC in 3133rd Signal Service Co


Born 1923 in PA

County of residence at enlistment: Allegheny County, PA
Other residence(s): Pittsburgh, PA
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: foremen, n.e.c.
College education before the war: 1 year
College education after the war: Harvard
Notes: T/5 in 1944 Christmas Program
Additional Information: PhD from Harvard in 1949 in physics. After post-doc work at University of Cambridge and University of Sorbonne, he worked in the Mathematics Research Center at Bell Telephone laboratories, where he pioneered work in algebraic coding theory on group codes. Later joined the University of Hawaii. Died in 2007.
Source: 3133rd Program, 15 Sep 1944; WWII Army enlistment record; 3133rd roster from 10th Mountain Division Museum at Fort Drum; AES 1944 Christmas Dinner Program;

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