Edward Steven Harrison


Edward Steven Harrison

Nickname:  Harry

Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission:  Army

Rank:  E-3 PFC

Job Title: 12B10 Combat Engineer

Unit: B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion

Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour:  9/1/1978 – 2/15/1979

Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll:  Lojwa

Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll:  Enjebi & Runit

Description of Work Performed:  Member of the First Combat Platoon, Rock and ReBar. Operated Squad Bucket Loader. Removed any and all man made substance for the island of Enjebi (Janet). Most was hand lifted, hand carried either to the bucket loader or a 5 ton truck. We also unearthed many unexploded ordinances from the WWII Battle of Enewetak on the island of Enjebi.

Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure:  None

Comments about Health Challenges: At this time, I have no obvious health challenges. (5/16/2014)

Veterans Administration Health Assistance: No assistance currently needed. 0% disability for scarring.

Experiences with the Veterans Administration:  

Current Residence: Keizer, Oregon

Contributions towards accomplishing Our Current Mission:

Enewetak Atoll Photos:

  • Steve Harrison at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands

    Steve Harrison at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands

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  1. I was assigned to the 84th EN BN (79-81) but did not go to Enewetok as many of my friends had. One of my squad leaders at the time was SSG Bill Forrest, he passed away on 4/14-2008 in St. Robert, MO. He claimed to have been the “whistle-blower” to get the attention of 60 minutes.
    I recently met with the current Battalion CSM at Schofield Barracks and discovered that the battalion history does not include anything of the Enewetok Clean-up…something he and I want to change.

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