Elden Howard Morris
Employer during Enewetak Atoll Atomic Cleanup Mission: Army
Job Title: 52J20 Nuclear Power Plant Operator
Unit: B Company, 84th Engineer Battalion
Enewetak Atoll TDY Tour: 6/1/1978 – 9/30/1978
Island Lived on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa
Islands Worked on at Enewetak Atoll: Lojwa, Runit & Enewetak
Description of Work Performed: Operator of Lojwa Power Plant consisting of four Caterpillar D-398 Generator sets operating at 500KW each at 4160 Volt AC, including Caterpillar Switch-Gear. Sometimes we would perform repairs on generators on other islands if needed.
Health Challenges which may be related to Radiation Exposure: —
Comments about Health Challenges: I have Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, and Osteoarthritis in both knees.
Veterans Administration Health Assistance: —
Experiences with the Veterans Administration: I do not go to the VA in Atlanta. I went and they asked questions about things that were not related to my illnesses. I felt this was an invasion of my privacy and do not go for treatment anymore.
Current Residence: Mableton, Georgia
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
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