Albert F. Gettier
Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission: Army
Rank: O-2 1LT First Lieutenant
Job Title: 21B Combat Engineer – Executive Officer for Runit
Unit: A Company, 84th Engineer Battalion
Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 12/15/1978 – 5/15/1979
Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa
Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa and Runit
Description of Work Performed: Admin and day to day duties on Runit. Receive brunt of CPT Smalley’s suggestions on handling problems.
Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure: None
Comments about Health Challenges: —
Veterans Administration Health Assistance: No assistance currently needed.
Experiences with the Veterans Administration: —
Current Residence: Forest Hill, Maryland
Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:
- Atomic Cleanup Veteran – Al Gettier – Photo Contribution at AtomicCleanupVets.com
- Atomic Cleanup Veterans – Facebook Page Fan
- Enewetak Atoll Clean-up Project Vets. – Facebook Group Member
- Military & Dependent Environmental Hazard Group – Facebook Group Member
- National Association of Atomic Veterans – Facebook Group Member
Enewetak Atoll Photos:
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Our secondary focus is to urge Congress to change the current laws and recognize soldiers of the atomic cleanup mission as “veterans who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service.”
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