Lieutenant Daniel says “We’re Still OK”

Radiation Information Compiled during the beginning of the Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission in 1977.

We are but a few of the Survivors of the 1977-1980 Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup Mission in the Marshall Islands. 

Our Original Mission was to relocate and entomb radioactive fallout and debris from the surface of the islands of Enewetak Atoll so the dri-Enewetak Islanders could return to their beautiful homeland of 40 Islands in the Marshall Islands.

We accomplished our Humanitarian Mission in 1980. Some of us have health challenges related to cleaning up radiation produced by 43 atomic bombs tested in the Pacific Proving Grounds during the Cold War’s Atomic Test Program. Some of us have died.

Harry Daniel was a lieutenant in the Army when he was assigned to participate in the Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission. He was told many times during the mission that “We’re still ok.”

Our mission had a classified security status. The reality is most information was shared on a need to now basis by the higher echelon. One would think all Officers would be privy to information, but that would be a misconception.

In 1996, President Clinton lifted the “veil of secrecy” about the details of atomic testing at Enewetak Atoll and the levels of radiation we were exposed to during our mission.

Since then, the Government has improved its internet storage and public access of government documents and other materials.

Just recently, Harry Daniel found our group of guys and started looking into the documents related to our atomic cleanup mission. What he found was almost unbelieveable and made his blood boil.

A couple of days ago, Harry shared what he learned from those government documents on the Buchanan Investigations Blog Talk Radio Show (1/4/2017).

You can learn, in a short time, about what LT Harry Daniel learned by listening here:

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LT Harry Britton Daniel II was the Assistant S-3 (Operations) on Enewetak Island until he moved to Lojwa Island and served as the Operations Officer and XO of B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, US Army from 1/15/1978 through 6/15/1978.

You can help us change our “occupational” exposure classification to “at-risk” exposure by letting your Federal Representatives know you want them to support H.R. 632 – Mark Takai’s Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act.

Continue to learn more about us from various resources shared by supporters and cleanup participants in future AtomicCleanupVets.com articles. Our articles contain photographs, videos, documents and stories shared by the actual participants who cleaned radioactive contaminated soils and materials from the surface of the islands at Enewetak Atoll.

Article written by Girard Frank Bolton, III. 1977-1979 (14 month) participant with C Company and HHC S-3 (Operations) 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) (Fwd) Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands.

Our Current Mission is to help health challenged Atomic Cleanup Veterans become included in the Veterans Administration’s definition of an Atomic Veteran so we can qualify to apply for funds set aside for veterans “who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service.”

7 thoughts on “Lieutenant Daniel says “We’re Still OK”

  1. We should be included in the atomic veterans program by the VA system because we were nothing but an extension of the original test they sent us there to see what would happen to us. We teach our children to tell the truth our country will not admit what they did to us no matter how much evidence is put in front of them. The United States has yet to turn enewetak over because it will never be safe to live on, Our only mission was to live in it play in it and work in it so they could study the long term affects of radiation exposure on us. Anything else is a boldface lie. 1977 1978

  2. I am off Facebook, but wanted to know if anyone will be in Las Vegas April 1 or 2, 2017. I land Friday afternoon, and leave Monday morning. The only preset appointment is Saturday afternoon for a few hours, else am free. Feel free to email at Timothyjsnider@live.com

  3. Lt Daniels. I was the supply sergeant on Lojwa and served with you at that time. Just wanted to reach out and say Hi

  4. I was on enewetak in 1858 all the people I was stationed there with have passed away mostly from some type of cancer the government told us no problem with radiation.but as usual they lied u people should never have gone there. should have sent all these politicians over there instead let them suffer there own problem. take care every one

  5. Can you tell me
    how you got out to and back from Enewetak? I was a C-141 crew member during that time and remember flying to the Marshall Islands.

    • We at 708th MAS Travis AFB CA flew that misson many times.

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