Jerry Houlton started working at Los Alamos Science Laboratory on his 29th birthday, Feb. 3, 1963. A little more than a year later he had one of those extraordinary encounters that he would never forget.
The story was told for years within the family but only recently did Houlton write it down.
He worked as an “over the road driver,” for the Supply and Property Division. That meant driving trucks off lab property, to Albuquerque or to the Nevada Test Site, for example.