T-M Fitzgerald is a published author and self-professed Veterans Advocate
In February of 2014, T-M Fitzgerald found our Facebook Group of Forgotten Veterans who Survived the 1977-1980 Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup Mission in the Marshall Islands.
She asked questions and learned Atomic Cleanup Veterans’ Original Mission was to remove 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 Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
She found out Veteran Exposure to Ionizing Radiation has resulted in our families experiencing unique health challenges and decided to educate all who are willing to hear our stories by writing articles and publishing them at AtomicCleanupVets.com and elsewhere.
T-M Fitzgerald is a published author and a former editor with the military-themed magazine “Warrior Heart”. She is an Army Veteran who trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri in the early 90’s.
Since around 2008, Fitzgerald has worked in the area of veterans advocacy and in the process of researching topics for a veteran-themed mission at the beginning of 2014, was in a sense, ‘discovered’ by Enewetak Atomic Clean-up Vets.
Fitzgerald specializes in writing and videography and lends her research and writing abilities to further the cause of these seemingly forgotten warriors of the Cold War Era.
T-M originally hails from North Central Pennsylvania and is currently living with her family in a mid-western town west of Memphis, Tennessee.
T-M proudly served in the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment operator and never lost her patriotism after she left military life.
T-M’s husband was born into a military family and followed family tradition by serving his country as well.
T-M’s family and military advocacy lives are well blended. Her son enjoys travelling cross-country with his mother and insists on playing his fiddle as a show of respect for veterans wherever they go.
Because of her inquisitiveness and ability to help us remember long lost memories, T-M Fitzgerald has been adopted by Enewetak Atomic Cleanup Vets. We consider her our little sister ‘Fitz’.
Even though Fitz treats us as the main focus of her Veterans Advocacy efforts, we know we are not the only ones she has helped.
Fitz posted several videos of her travels to speak up for veterans on her YouTube Channel.
Continue to learn more about our atomic cleanup veteran challenges from various resources shared by supporters and cleanup participants in future AtomicCleanupVets.com articles.