Allan W. Connelly
Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission: Navy
Rank: E-6 BM-1
Job Title: BM-a Craftsmaster
Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 3/28/1979 – 5/18/1979
Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa
Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa, Runit, etc….
Description of Work Performed: BM-1 Craftsmaster LCU-1552 (MESH III). Inter-island hauler of personnel, equipment, radiated soil and debris.
Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure: Yes
Comments about Health Challenges: Respiratory and bone problems.
Veterans Administration Health Assistance: Yes
Experiences with the Veterans Administration: Currently 80% VA service-connected total disability for other health problems and various musculoskeletal bone diseases.
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:
- Atomic Cleanup Veterans – Facebook Page Fan
- Enewetak Atoll Clean-up Project Vets. – 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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