We are but a few of the Survivors of the 1977-1980 Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup Mission in the Marshall Islands.
Our main focus is to help each other with information and moral support during challenging times of our declining health.
Our secondary focus is to urge Congress to change the current laws and recognize soldiers of the cleanup mission as “veterans who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service.”
The growth of the internet has allowed people scattered all over the world to connect with a few simple commands on our internet enabled devices.
Enewetak Soldiers, Lojwa Animals and Runit Rats have reconnected on Facebook and Blogs and other Internet based communities ever since they started appearing on the internet.
We had a mission. We bonded. We did our jobs. We served. Now our country seems to have abandoned us as though they never knew our names.
Our names were entombed in the Cactus Crater, but seemingly no where else. One by One, we can recreate our list of Atomic Cleanup Participants by filling out the survey below.
Don’t worry if you don’t remember some info or do not have much time to fill out your information. You can go back and add or edit your information at a later date if you so desire.
After you have submitted your information, please share this page with other Atomic Cleanup Veterans so they may add their names along with those we have already found.
The information you submit (except for email addresses) will be posted in a ROSTER of ENEWETAK ATOLL ATOMIC CLEANUP VETERANS.
We urge our supporters to encourage their politicians to create legislation which will include Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Participants in the U.S. Government’s definition of a veteran “who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service.”
Article written by Girard Frank Bolton, III. 1977-1979 Atomic Debris Cleanup Participant with C Company and HHC S-3 (Operations) of the 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) (Fwd) Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.