Carter L. Burgess, 85, assistant secretary of defense...

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August 23, 2002

Carter L. Burgess, 85, assistant secretary of defense for President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a one-time aide who was entrusted to deliver news to France of the planned Normandy invasion, died Sunday in Roanoke, Va.

Mr. Burgess rose from second lieutenant to colonel during World War II. He worked under General Eisenhower as secretary of the general staff of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces.

While stationed in England, Mr. Burgess delivered a message from General Eisenhower to Gen. Charles de Gaulle, then in North Africa, informing him of the plans to invade Normandy.

Martin Deutsch, 85, a physicist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who helped develop atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project and later discovered an elemental form of matter, died Aug. 15 in Cambridge, Mass.

Mr. Deutsch headed MIT's Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1973 to 1979.

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