Edward Steven Harrison
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:
- Letters to Lawmakers – Steve Harrison – Article Post at AtomicCleanupVets.com
- Comment on article post at AtomicCleanupVets.com
- Commented on article post 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 Administrator
Enewetak Atoll Photos:
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