Allan W. Connelly

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Allan W. Connelly

Nickname:  Boats

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Navy

Rank:  E-6 BM-1

Job Title: BM-a Craftsmaster

Unit: ACU-1

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:

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