Underground Uranium Miner, Teacher, and Lobbyist
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) | 1952-1963 | Labor and Drilling Assistant & Underground Uranium Miner
Bobby started his career as a uranium miner straight out of high school in the 1960s where he worked as a labor and drilling assistant. His father and uncle also worked with him as uranium miners. Following his years as a uranium miner, Bobby taught elementary school students in three states, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, for almost 50 years.
During his time as an elementary school teacher, Bobby incorporated Cold War history in his teachings and also what he learned during his years of working as a uranium miner. As a teacher, he would take his students on field trips to the White Sands Missile Range, so they could experience history firsthand. In addition to being an educator for most of his life, Bobby went to Washington D.C. and lobbied in the 1970s for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Today, Bobby enjoys his days living in New Mexico with his wife of 55 years, Judy. Farming, ranching, and spending time with his children and grandchildren are some of his favorite things to do. He also said he really appreciates Cold War Patriots and all that Professional Case Management has done for him.
It will get better and you will overcome.”