Albert F. Gettier

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Albert F. Gettier

Nickname:  —

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:

Enewetak Atoll Photos:

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